On Thu, Feb 03 2005, Vin Shelton wrote:
David Kastrup <dak(a)gnu.org> writes:
> Actually, shy regexps are by now used rather widely in Lisp packages
> As far as I can see, the main symptom would be random core dumps. I
> don't think that people will assign the blame to AUCTeX for core
Most of the reports have actually been of infinite loops rather than
Thanks for the data of which packages use regexp-opt in a separate
post. Although the number of packages may seem large, my empirical
evidence is it's extremely easy to work for days without stumbling
across any problems. I'm sure that some of the packages are more
likely to tickle this problem than others.
There have been a couple of reports about Gnus not working correctly
(infinite loops) on XEmacs 21.4.16 too:
Hopefully these problems are fixed in the upcoming XEmacs 21.4.17.
> It is also a possibility that our installation procedure check
> working shy regexps [...].
> But the proper place for such checks would really be in regression
> tests for XEmacs, not in the installation procedures of AUCTeX.
I agree with David's position. We should not clutter AUCTeX with
workarounds for this particular XEmacs release. We should probably
release AUCTeX 11.55 (a couple of days?) after XEmacs 21.4.17 is out.
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