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Re: Mysterious fontification/C++ context issue - Patch for beginning-of-

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Mysterious fontification/C++ context issue - Patch for beginning-of-defun-raw.
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2006 19:53:30 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.91 (gnu/linux)

Alan Mackenzie <address@hidden> writes:

> Now that we've got 1 to 4 GHz processors, (eq opic0ids nil) is a
> reasonable default for C.

No, it isn't.  We have clearly established that the current code is
_at_ _least_ quadratic in computation time requirements.  If some
medium size Emacs source file already causes editing to become painful
on 1 GHz processors, a file with corresponding features four times the
size of xdisp.c (and Emacs is a small application by today's
standards) will be too painful to edit on the hottest machines for
quite a few years to come.

I don't want to have Emacs reduced to be recommended only for small
files and small projects.  If we don't have an approach that scales,
it is not fit for a default setting.

And there are lot of hackers who are not using Windows at all, and
thus are not involved in the vicious circle of forced hardware

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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