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Re: emacs suspension

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: emacs suspension
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2003 00:53:36 GMT
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

> It temporarily hangs.  I can't click on the screen.  Sometimes the screen
> blacks out.  I can't move the cursor.  It hangs but then comes back, but
> after about 30 minutes.... extremely unproductive.

I'm almost positive it's a bad-regexp issue.
It's stuck for 30 minutes in the regexp-matcher (typically called
via re-search-forward).

So an elisp backtrace (via debug-on-quit and C-g) or a C backtrace would
most likely be all that's necessary to pinpoint the culprit.


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