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Re: Emacs design and architecture

From: Dmitry Gutov
Subject: Re: Emacs design and architecture
Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2023 14:19:40 +0300
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On 18/09/2023 14:12, Po Lu wrote:
Dmitry Gutov<dmitry@gutov.dev>  writes:

We do: just as others have noted, redisplay calls back into
Lisp. Which allows us to implement jit-lock with language-specific
logic written in Lisp.

It has for a long time been the method by which we manage to do syntax
highlighting with adequate performance even in large files.
Jit-Lock doesn't control the display process itself.  It's only a
facility which enables buffer text to be selectively modified_before_
it is actually displayed.


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