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Re: "Font-lock is limited to text matching" is a myth

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: "Font-lock is limited to text matching" is a myth
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2009 23:37:11 +0900

Daniel Colascione <address@hidden> writes:
>> Note: diagnostic messages in js2-mode are highlighted using overlays.
>> I tried using overlays for all highlighting but it was unacceptably
>> slow and had a tendency to crash Emacs.
> I've had the same thought. Just as in aside, overlays seem like a much
> better conceptual fit for fontification than text properties do.


[Aside from the "changing text-properties affect buffer-modified status"
silliness, which I think is probably a mistake, but that's easy enough
to work around.]


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