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Re: Syntax Highlighting Latency in Emacs

From: jab3
Subject: Re: Syntax Highlighting Latency in Emacs
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2004 15:04:32 -0500

jab3 finally wrote on Sat December 11 2004 08:42 pm:

> 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.

Thanks to everyone for their help.  I'm on my way.  (I know it's been a
while since my post, I've been distracted) :-)


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