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bug#25751: Query replace lazy highlighting


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#25751: Query replace lazy highlighting
Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2017 10:13:08 +0200

> From: Juri Linkov <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden,  address@hidden
> Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2017 00:52:47 +0200
> 
> > I think the problem is not that we remove the highlight and add it
> > anew, the problem is that there's a redisplay cycle in between the
> > removal and the following addition.  The fact that setting
> > lazy-highlight-initial-delay alleviates the problem to some extent,
> > but still leaves the flicker tells me that there's a call to sit-for
> > or some such somewhere in the code that processes replacements, and
> > the removal and addition of the highlight are on two different sides
> > of that sit-for call.  One possible solution would be to remove the
> > highlight and add it without triggering redisplay, then I'd expect the
> > flicker to go away.
> >
> > Does this make sense?
> 
> This feature is called _lazy_ highlighting where _lazy_ implies that it's
> intended to highlight matches much later after a lot of redisplay cycles.

You could still leave the "lazy" part, if you both remove and re-add
the overlays after the idle delay.  IOW, the important thing is not to
have redisplay between removal and addition of the highlight.





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