[ESS] Near-lockup when fontifying large buffer

A.J. Rossini blindglobe at gmail.com
Tue Jan 17 06:40:51 CET 2006

C-g or C-g C-g usually works for me.  It is well known on this list,
dating back to the mid 90s ('96 or so).


On 1/17/06, Jeremy Semeiks <jrs at farviolet.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm using ESS 5.2.8 with XEmacs 21.4, although I've encountered this
> problem ever since I started using ESS several versions ago. It often
> happens that I (usually by accident) try to print an R object with
> thousands of rows or more. Sometimes I try to cancel the huge output
> stream with C-c C-c, and sometimes I let it complete
> printing. Regardless, if font lock mode is on (which I generally
> desire), XEmacs attempts to fontify the new output. This fontification
> often takes a very long time --- say, 10 minutes or more --- and I
> rarely even wanted to see the huge output in the first place, let
> alone see it fontified. XEmacs does display a "cancel" button at the
> bottom of the buffer, but pressing it doesn't seem to have any
> effect. XEmacs is completely unresponsive while the fontification is
> going on, and generally I just end up killing the entire xemacs
> process and restarting, losing any unsaved work.
> I've searched the archives of this list and Googled a bit, and
> although I can't find anything on this problem I can't believe that
> I'm the only one who's ever encountered it. Any suggestions? Am I
> missing something obvious?
> Thanks,
> Jeremy
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