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Re: Emacs 24.5 second release candidate

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: Emacs 24.5 second release candidate
Date: Thu, 2 Apr 2015 16:19:50 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.23 (2014-03-12)

Hello, Eli.

On Thu, Apr 02, 2015 at 07:08:13PM +0300, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > From: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
> > Date: Thu, 02 Apr 2015 11:26:12 -0400
> > Cc: Alan Mackenzie <address@hidden>, emacs-devel <address@hidden>,
> >     Glenn Morris <address@hidden>

> > >> Bug #20245 has happened: in it, in a C++ Mode buffer, bits of text are
> > >> randomly losing their fontification.
> > >> Would it be possible to delay the next release candidate until I've had a
> > >> chance perhaps to diagnose this?

> > IIUC this is still a consequence of the fix to the "long union
> > highlighting" and that bug was a long standing bug.

> > The change to CC-mode's font-lock bounds has obviously far reaching
> > consequences, so I think it should be reverted for 24.5.

> Yes, quite probably.  Where can I find the description of that "long
> union highlighting" bug, please?

I think Stefan means bug #19669.

"Long enums" used to be a problem for fontification when a jit-lock
500-byte chunk started in the middle of the braces, when the lack of
syntactic context would cause that chunk not to be fontified.  #19669
had things in common with that old state.

Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

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