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Re: Default of jit-lock-stealth-time

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Default of jit-lock-stealth-time
Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2007 16:56:07 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.94 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>>     My recollection is that they do annoy, but I will need to time things
>>     to give more accurate information instead of hand-waving.
>> I don't need _more accurate_ information, just confirmation.  I would
>> like you to try turning off stealth fontification and see if you are
>> frequently annoyed by the need to fontify on the fly.  It does not
>> need to be a quantitative measurement.
> Actually, a better test would be to put
>    (if (zerop (random 1)) (setq jit-lock-stealth-time nil))
> in your .emacs.

Do we have a JOKES files for inadvertent jokes?

> And then check the value of jit-lock-stealth-time every time you
> notice a delay (after which, you'll want to restart jit-lock, which
> basically means restart Emacs).
> This should bring the experiment a bit closer to the "double blind"
> gold standard.

"double blind" only if he does not notice that (zerop (random 1)) is
always t.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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