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Re: [h-e-w] NTEmacs, producing a file of "\xff".

From: Bill Pringlemeir
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] NTEmacs, producing a file of "\xff".
Date: 18 Feb 2004 10:34:24 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2

 >>  "GNU Emacs 21.2.1 (i386-msvc-nt4.0.1381) of 2002-03-19 on BILL"
 >> If I try to create a file of "\xff", emacs becomes very slow!  For
 >> example, the following keys "<Esc> 5 2 4 2 8 8 <C-Q> 2 5 5
 >> <return>" will start to consume an enormous amount of CPU time.
 >> It is next to impossible to move around in the file (or do
 >> anything).
 >> I think that this is actually the value "\xad", because emacs is
 >> using octal and not decimals for quoted values.  Why is it so
 >> slow?

>>>>> "Francis" == Francis J Wright <address@hidden> writes:

 Francis> Perhaps it was trying to fontify.  Was the buffer in a mode
 Francis> that has font-lock enabled?

The mode line says "(Text)".  I just did an "C-x f foo".  The file has
no extention and I wouldn't have any "auto-mode" matches that would
fontify the buffer.  I tried a similar thing on my Linux box and it
was fine.  .emacs is setup for a default font like this,

    (set-face-font 'italic 
                   "-*-Courier New-normal-i-*-*-11-*-*-*-*-*-*")
    (set-face-font 'bold-italic 
                   "-*-Courier New-bold-i-*-*-11-*-*-*-*-*-*")

Is there a command to run from the buffer to dump some font-lock info?
I wondered if anyone else observed the same behaviour.  I guess you

Bill Pringlemeir.

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