[ESS] Near-lockup when fontifying large buffer

Rodney Sparapani rsparapa at mcw.edu
Tue Jan 17 16:12:33 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).
Hi Jeremy:

I think Tony's advice should help, but the version of ESS that you are using
is getting stale so an upgrade wouldn't hurt.  Also, you don't mention which
version of xemacs that you are using, but there a couple of variables 
that you
can configure that I find useful:

;suppress status messages when fontifying
(setq font-lock-verbose nil)
; font-lock using lazy-lock for efficiency/speed
(require 'font-lock)
(add-hook 'font-lock-mode-hook 'turn-on-lazy-lock)

Thanks, Rodney

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