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

Seth Falcon sfalcon at fhcrc.org
Thu Jun 14 21:47:23 CEST 2007

"Deepayan Sarkar" <deepayan.sarkar at gmail.com> writes:

> 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.

I have seen similar slowness for some time on OS X running Aquamacs
0.9.9d which is based on GNU Emacs  {same behavior on PPC
and Intel, BTW}.

+ seth 

Seth Falcon | Computational Biology | Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

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