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bug#39075: 28.0.50; Emacs hangs on 100% CPU and grows beyond bounds in s


From: Pieter van Oostrum
Subject: bug#39075: 28.0.50; Emacs hangs on 100% CPU and grows beyond bounds in shell-mode
Date: Sun, 19 Jan 2020 22:41:22 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.60 (darwin)

Glenn Morris <address@hidden> writes:

> Pieter van Oostrum wrote:
>
>> I propose to amend the test also, so that it would have caught this
>> error (by hanging).
>
> I haven't read anything else, so take this with a grain of salt, but
> tests that hang (rather than just fail) are a PITA for automated testing.

That is true, but the test is there to test the fix, which makes it no longer 
hang. And as these are in the same commit, the test should never hang, unless 
somebody breaks the fix later. But then hanging could occur with any bug.
-- 
Pieter van Oostrum
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