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Re: why is which-function-mode global?

From: Andreas Röhler
Subject: Re: why is which-function-mode global?
Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2012 17:31:38 +0200
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Am 14.04.2012 15:35, schrieb Chong Yidong:
I assume it because if you want that functionality anywhere, you're like
to want it everywhere, so enabling it in individual buffers would be a

Nowadays it'd probably be handled with a buffer-local mode plus a
globalized mode, but I think it predates define-globalized-minor-mode.

IMO exist reasons to have it buffer-local rather.

Remember several reports of slowness from CEDET in past.

We have a similar situation now at python-mode.el, however with certain files 
only, i.e with very large definitions.

That might make Emacs slow, without user being aware of the reasons.



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