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13729Re: Macvim slow with "set list" and Unicode listchars

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  • björn
    Jun 9, 2013
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      On Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 11:16 PM, Kevin Burke wrote:
      > I've been investigating a problem with Unicode listchars.
      > My .vimrc looks like:
      > "" show line endings
      > set list
      > set listchars=tab:▸\ ,eol:¬
      > When I open a file containing many tab characters, Macvim is extremely slow to scroll - holding down "j" yields a key repeat rate of about once per second.
      > If I turn off list:
      > set nolist
      > Or, use a different tab listchar:
      > set listchars=tab:+\ ,eol
      > Scrolling suddenly becomes very fast.

      I have pushed a fix for this now. It was caused by a font lookup API
      call which for some reason is super-slow on Mountain Lion whereas on
      Snow Leopard it was fast. (That is also why I couldn't reproduce to
      begin with.)


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