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Syntax Highlighting Latency in Emacs

From: jab3
Subject: Syntax Highlighting Latency in Emacs
Date: Sat, 11 Dec 2004 20:42:44 -0500

Hello -

I don't want to start a war or anything (because it probably has something
to do with my system), but I am curious about something I've noticed with
Emacs as compared with vim.  If I'm looking at a source code file in vim,
(and it doesn't even have to be that large - maybe a few thousand K) the
syntax highlighting is automatic.  And if I edit something, which changes
the highlighting of the rest of the file, it is instantaneous.  But in
Emacs, there is a 2 or 3 second delay in the updating of the highlighting. 
Is there a setting I'm missing somewhere?  (I'm new to Emacs, and I am
trying to move to it instead of vim for serious editing)  Has anyone else
noticed this?

My system is a P4 2Ghz with 256M RAM.


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