Subject: Re: Lisp problems (maybe emacs) From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: 21 Nov 2002 10:57:13 +0000 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Tim Bradshaw | And it's not even *true*, of course. The system could maintain state | about where various top-level points were, meaning it almost never needs | to scan everything. But no, let's just crap over our users for ever. It is in fact pretty pathetic that people use this braindamaged font-lock shit, which /really/ consumes computrons for no good reason and which has /already/ identified the whole form so it could crayon all over it, and then think that such a backward scan is problematic. On the other hand, if you reach a paren at the beginning of a line and it is not in a string literal and not the start of a top-level form, the user should get a brief electrical shock with wall-socket voltage and fix it. -- Erik Naggum, Oslo, Norway Act from reason, and failure makes you rethink and study harder. Act from faith, and failure makes you blame someone and push harder.