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Re: emacs 21.3 hangs unpredictably on W2K


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: emacs 21.3 hangs unpredictably on W2K
Date: 12 Feb 2004 08:13:29 +0200

> From: address@hidden
> Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2004 14:51:38 -0500
> 
> I was editing a fairly normal, fairly small perl script (about 150 lines, 
> about 200 bytes) when response got very slow (it eventually came back to 
> life;  it should not take seconds to insert a single character, even if 
> the character may trigger some action, such as code indentation.  One 
> would think that the code indenter keeps some state information).

In what mode did that happen? was that perl-mode or Cperl-mode?

> I've tried turning off the whitespace 'feature', which does seem to make 
> some difference, but emacs will still hang on occasion.

Does it help to turn off font-lock?  (Hint: try doing that in a
session started with "emacs -q --no-site-file".)





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