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Re: In search for an emacs hacker

From: Thibaut Verron
Subject: Re: In search for an emacs hacker
Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2021 08:07:57 +0200

> > Another major issue is that syntax highlighting becomes
> > makes emacs so slow [...]
> It is known as font lock in the Emacs world and it shouldn't
> make Emacs slow, again ask for help or do `emacs-report-bug'
> to get help/hopefully have the issue fixed.

That's a bold statement. Font lock can involve arbitrarily complicated
regular expressions (maybe even arbitrary code?), and depending on the
major mode it can be slow. Typical examples are large latex or org

The advice to report occurrences as a bug is sound, but if it's not a
core mode, the bug report should probably be addressed to the relevant

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