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bug#24870: 26.0.50; parse-partial-sexp ignores comment-end


From: Andreas Röhler
Subject: bug#24870: 26.0.50; parse-partial-sexp ignores comment-end
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2016 07:45:45 +0100
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On 14.12.2016 05:04, address@hidden wrote:
address@hidden writes:

I have tracked the issue down to scan_sexps_forward in syntax.c
Applying this change which reverts part of [1] seems to fix the issue:



Alan, can you explain what the idea behind that change was?

I think it might correspond to this part of the commit message:

    Reformulate code at the top of the main loop correctly to
    recognize comment openers when starting in the middle of one.

[1]: 9dcf5998935c Sun Mar 20 13:19:48 2016 +0000
"Amend parse-partial-sexp correctly to handle two character comment delimiters"

Thanks a lot! BTW that message puzzles me too, AFAIK comments in C,C++ can't be nested.

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