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Re: Handling large files with Emacs

From: Tom
Subject: Re: Handling large files with Emacs
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2012 09:40:18 +0000 (UTC)
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Jambunathan K <kjambunathan <at>> writes:

> Have you experimented with `font-lock-maximum-size' together with
> `font-lock-support-mode'?
> ,----[ C-h v font-lock-maximum-size RET ]
> | font-lock-maximum-size is a variable defined in `font-lock.el'.
> | Its value is 256000
> | 
> |   This variable is obsolete since 24.1.
> | 

BTW, why is it obsolete? Does it mean it's unnecessary and the 
size of the buffer should not be a problem?

I have this default setting like above and font lock is turned
on in big buffers nevertheless.

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