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bug#4511: 23.1; flyspell-mode slow editing near end of big html file


From: Kevin Ryde
Subject: bug#4511: 23.1; flyspell-mode slow editing near end of big html file
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2009 08:24:38 +1000
User-agent: Gnus/5.110011 (No Gnus v0.11) Emacs/23.1 (gnu/linux)

When flyspell-mode is enabled in a big html file, and point is somewhere
near the end of the buffer, typing text or moving point with C-f and C-b
become sluggish, to the point of being nearly unusable.

(This is a regression from emacs 22, where flyspell-mode was fine on
such files.)

I expect "big file" is relative to cpu speed, but 300 kbytes is bad on
my slow pc (not an outrageously huge file).  To reproduce try this of
about 600 kbytes,

    (progn
      (switch-to-buffer "foo")
      (dotimes (i 50000) (insert (format "<p> abc def\n" i)))

      (html-mode)
      (flyspell-mode))

It takes a few seconds to create the buffer, but of course that's not
the bug.  The bad bit is if you move point around with C-f / C-b near
the end of the buffer, or type some plain text there outside of a <tag>,
where it's sluggish between keystrokes.  (Try upping the 50000 on a fast
cpu if necessary.)


I track the slowness to where `sgml-mode-flyspell-verify' does

    (looking-back "<[^>\n]*")

I take it this func is asking whether point is within a <tag> or not.
Does that regexp end up asking re-search-backward to consider every "<"
in the buffer or something, before deciding no match is possible?

I find it hugely faster to do an old fashioned skip-chars-backward as
below -- assuming I'm not mistaken that the "\n" in the existing
`looking-back' is supposed mean examining no more than the current line.

2009-09-21  Kevin Ryde  <address@hidden>

        * textmodes/flyspell.el (sgml-mode-flyspell-verify): Use
        skip-chars-backward instead of looking-back, to avoid a very slow
        regexp match when far into a big buffer with a lots of "<" chars.

--- flyspell.el.~1.146.~        2009-09-18 08:23:13.000000000 +1000
+++ flyspell.el 2009-09-21 16:36:12.000000000 +1000
@@ -363,7 +363,9 @@
   "Function used for `flyspell-generic-check-word-predicate' in SGML mode."
   (not (save-excursion
         (or (looking-at "[^<\n]*>")
-            (ispell-looking-back "<[^>\n]*")
+            (save-excursion
+              (skip-chars-backward "^<>\n")   ;; \n only look at current line
+              (not (equal ?< (char-before)))) ;; "<" if in a tag
             (and (looking-at "[^&\n]*;")
                  (ispell-looking-back "&[^;\n]*"))))))
 



In GNU Emacs 23.1.1 (i486-pc-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 2.16.5)
 of 2009-08-03 on raven, modified by Debian
configured using `configure  '--build=i486-linux-gnu' '--host=i486-linux-gnu' 
'--prefix=/usr' '--sharedstatedir=/var/lib' '--libexecdir=/usr/lib' 
'--localstatedir=/var/lib' '--infodir=/usr/share/info' 
'--mandir=/usr/share/man' '--with-pop=yes' 
'--enable-locallisppath=/etc/emacs23:/etc/emacs:/usr/local/share/emacs/23.1/site-lisp:/usr/local/share/emacs/site-lisp:/usr/share/emacs/23.1/site-lisp:/usr/share/emacs/site-lisp:/usr/share/emacs/23.1/leim'
 '--with-x=yes' '--with-x-toolkit=gtk' '--with-toolkit-scroll-bars' 
'build_alias=i486-linux-gnu' 'host_alias=i486-linux-gnu' 'CFLAGS=-DDEBIAN -g 
-O2' 'LDFLAGS=-g' 'CPPFLAGS=''

Important settings:
  value of $LC_ALL: nil
  value of $LC_COLLATE: nil
  value of $LC_CTYPE: nil
  value of $LC_MESSAGES: nil
  value of $LC_MONETARY: nil
  value of $LC_NUMERIC: nil
  value of $LC_TIME: nil
  value of $LANG: en_AU
  value of $XMODIFIERS: nil
  locale-coding-system: iso-latin-1-unix
  default-enable-multibyte-characters: t

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