[Geany-devel] editing big files can be too slow with tag reparsing

Lex Trotman elextr at xxxxx
Tue Sep 27 23:45:59 UTC 2011

Nick, Thomas,

>> 0001-Per-document-real-time-symbols-setting.patch:
>> Adds a per-document setting for real-time updates and a menu item in the
>> Document menu.  There is still a FIXME in it, feel free to give ideas :)

@Nick, there are lots of large generated files a programmer might want
to check, especially XMLs and logs, saying there is an xxxGb maximum
is wrong, it depends on the machine the user has.  Forcing them to
have to go use another editor or to not have highlighting is bad.

@Thomas, and since the problem is with a specific large file, Colomban
is right it is per document, since you only need to turn off the one
that is too large.

@Nick, therefore not per filetype either

>> 0002-Tell-the-user-if-real-time-reparsing-is-slow-and-let.patch:
>> This one adds the check for the updating duration and asks the user.  It
>> is WIP, and I'm not really convinced by the dialog, as you can read in a
>> TODO.  Apart that, it seems to work pretty OK.
> This is more what I meant. I'm not so sure an extra dialog is needed, but if
> people want one that's ok. Would a "don't ask me again" checkbox be a good
> idea (if it doesn't already).

@Thomas, While I still think automatic changing of settings is a last
resort, and as Nick said what performance number is acceptable? If we
do add it, the user must be notified, but a "don't tell me again" is
ok (for the session)

@Nick no one reads the status bar, sadly


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