On Feb 10, 2010, at 11:07 AM, Tobias Jung wrote:
Nice poison regex. Took me awhile to recognize why the '\'...
Yes, I suppose alternating between a greedy class match and a non-existent string on every character in a long file could take a while to finish...
And I suspect it wouldn't be hard to accidentally produce a regex that had similar behavior -- in fact, Murphy almost insists.
Thus, it _is_ possible that changing the regex might result in slower syntax coloring.
I'd like to stress again that I don't believe that changing the grammar will be bad. But it is a matter that is not to be taken lightly.
Would be nice to have the ability to interrupt TM during a runaway regex expression (or other effort), but I suppose that would merely slow down every regex search.