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color-look-back: preference variable
Default value: 0
When Epsilon begins coloring in the middle of a buffer, it has to
determine whether it's inside a comment by searching back for comment
characters. If color-look-back is greater than zero, Epsilon only
looks back over that many characters for a block comment delimiter
*/ before giving up and concluding that the
original text is not inside a comment. If you edit extremely large C
files with few block comments, you can speed up Epsilon by setting
this variable. Any block comments larger than this value may not be
colored correctly. A value of zero (the default) lets Epsilon search
as far as it needs to, and correctly colors comments of any size.
Code Coloring Internals (Primitives)
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