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bug#15565: 24.3.50; emacs_backtrace


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#15565: 24.3.50; emacs_backtrace
Date: Wed, 09 Oct 2013 17:58:43 +0300

> Date: Tue, 8 Oct 2013 22:53:04 +0200
> From: Dani Moncayo <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> 
> >> I've just bootstrapped the latest trunk, and it crashes very easily.
> >> For example:
> >>   emacs -Q
> >>   C-h r
> >>
> >> This is the backtrace I get:
> >
> > Doesn't happen here, sorry.
> 
> Ok, I've tried to bootstrap again the latest trunk (now at revno
> 114585), and I get the same crash with the same backtrace.

I've succeeded in reproducing this.  To get hit by the bug, you need
(a) to compile with GLYPH_DEBUG=1, and (b) use a new enough compiler
that supports a non-trivial definition of 'assume'.

The problem is that 'eassert' can no longer take expressions that have
side effects, because it evaluates them twice!

I fixed this particular assertion violation in trunk revision 114590,
but I think we had better fixed 'eassert' to not have this nasty
misfeature.

(I guess no one who works on Unix compiles with GLYPH_DEBUG=1, because
the same problem was present on X.  That's too bad, since
GLYPH_DEBUG=1 is a valuable feature for weeding out bugs sooner rather
than later.)





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