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Re: Suggestion: default value of `font-lock-verbose' should be nil

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Suggestion: default value of `font-lock-verbose' should be nil
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2011 15:02:24 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> I suggest changing the default value of `font-lock-verbose' to nil.

I'd tend to agree.  I can't think of any reason the user would care
about those messages.  They're much like "garbage collecting" messages,
if you ask me.

> The fontification messages cause noticeable slowdowns on OS X[1] in
> certain situations (e.g. viewing src code blocks in org-mode with
> `org-src-fontify-natively' turned on).

Sounds like a bug that needs fixing, rather than a reason to change the
default of font-lock-verbose.

> I suspect that the sorts of users who might appreciate the output
> would be able to turn the variable on.



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