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Re: cperl-mode "fatigue"

From: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
Subject: Re: cperl-mode "fatigue"
Date: 30 Oct 2002 11:08:34 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

>> It's probably a bug in CPerl which raises a signal during font-locking
>> and which in turn turns off on-the-fly fontification.
> And due to an incredible design flaw, no message about this is emitted.
> This (and other flaws in the debugger w.r.t. "wrapping" exceptions)
> makes debugging the situation *very* hard.  Several years ago I fixed
> one of such problems; it took *hours* to find the problematic place.

I doubt it's a design flaw (it's not that hard to fix).
But yes, debugging font-lock patterns can sometimes be very frustrating
and even more so with Emacs-21's jit-lock mode.


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