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Re: [Emacs-diffs] comment-cache 223d16f 2/3: Apply `comment-depth' text

From: Daniel Colascione
Subject: Re: [Emacs-diffs] comment-cache 223d16f 2/3: Apply `comment-depth' text properties when calling `back_comment'.
Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2016 01:30:00 -0800
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On 03/09/2016 12:53 PM, John Wiegley wrote:
>>>>>> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
>> I concur that the current C mode is much slower than it was several releases
>> ago. My personal subjective impression is that it gets slower with every new
>> release, and I suspect that the main reason is our desire to support more
>> and more C quirks and subtleties. If this is true, I'd be glad to go back to
>> a simpler C mode, which sometimes mis-fontified or even (gasp!) mis-indented
>> an occasional rare construct, but to get back the speed we enjoyed in the
>> past.
> I entirely agree, Eli.

As someone who regularly works with C++ code written by people who want
to use every new language construct that comes along, cc-mode is already
barely usable from a correctness perspective. I find cc-mode's
performance adequate. Simplifying cc-mode further would make it and
Emacs much less useful for me.

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