[ESS] Emacs 22 -- much less fontification ..

Deepayan Sarkar deepayan.sarkar at gmail.com
Thu Jun 14 21:03:27 CEST 2007

On 6/14/07, Martin Maechler <maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch> wrote:
> Since people are interested about Emacs 22 here..
> Some of those of you who have started to use Emacs 22 (as
> opposed to 21.x) will have noticed that "the new emacs" does
> less fontification in some contexts.
> At least I did, and I don't like it particularly.
> I've searched a bit (in 'Options' and 'Custom' menus) and found
> nothing obvious.
> Notably in  *R* , strings are no longer fontfied,
> and "## ..." (comments) are fontified when entering but no
> longer afterwards --- where all input is bold-faced but not
> color-fontified anymore.
> I assume this is a new feature for all comint-based modes?

I have also noticed that anything involving multi-line pasting is much
slower. For example, C-c C-n is fine, but executing a block with C-c
C-r causes a noticeable delay. On the other hand, C-c C-l is fast.

> {BTW: Fontification in tex-mode {AucTeX} has also considerably
>       deteriorated at least for the cases "my" users and I have seen}.

How are you getting AucTex to work? I have Debian's auctex 11.83-6
which works fine in emacs21, but emacs22 complains with

(file-error "Cannot open load file" "tex-site")

if I have (require 'tex-site) in .emacs.


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