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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: Sun, 17 Sep 2006 06:21:12 +0300

> From: "Drew Adams" <address@hidden>
> Date: Sat, 16 Sep 2006 13:23:43 -0700
>     >     > Would you object if it were 2 seconds?
>     >     Yes.
>     >     > If so, why?
>     >     Because the overlay stays put for a prolonged time and
>     >     distracts my attention.
> It's _supposed_ to attract your attention, to the hit position.

``Attract'' and ``distract'' are not the same thing.  The default
delay attracts the attention and then goes away; the longer value you
suggested distracts it away of the real work, which is to do whatever
I needed the Grep hits for.

>     > I've mentioned more than once that the 0.1 second period
>     > means that the
>     > highlighting is not even noticeable on my system (Windows
>     > XP). Invisible.
>     > Nothing. Imperceptible. I didn't even know that this highlighting was
>     > available to customize.
>     I don't know why; I have an XP system as well, as the highlighting is
>     clearly perceptible.  Does that happen for you with "emacs -Q" as
>     well?
> Yes. 0.1 seconds is very short. That is my point.

``Not noticeable, invisible, nothing'' is very different from ``very
short''.  Which is it?  Is the highlight indeed invisible on your
system, or just too short to your liking?

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