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Re: Default value of next-error-highlight is too small

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Default value of next-error-highlight is too small
Date: Sat, 16 Sep 2006 12:09:22 +0300

> From: Richard Stallman <address@hidden>
> CC: address@hidden, address@hidden
> Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2006 15:57:22 -0400
>     FWIW, I like the current behavior and vote against changing the
>     default.
> Would you object if it were 2 seconds?


> If so, why?

Because the overlay stays put for a prolonged time and distracts my

Also, a prolonged highlight looks like part of the buffer's
fontification, so it's not easy to understand what it wants to say
until it goes away.  A short blink of the highlight, by contrast, does
a very good job of instantly showing me where the spot is, and then
disappears, leaving me with only the normal buffer contents.

I might agree to a longer default delay if the overlay would go away
the moment some input event comes in; currently it doesn't.

In any case, this issue sounds very minor to me, hardly something we
should bother with now.

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