Bug 453098 - emacs randomy reports regular expression too big
emacs randomy reports regular expression too big
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: emacs (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Daniel Novotny
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-06-27 05:27 EDT by Tom Horsley
Modified: 2009-01-09 01:38 EST (History)
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Description Tom Horsley 2008-06-27 05:27:32 EDT
Description of problem:

At seemingly random times, emacs will give a "regular expression too big"
error. Trying the same thing that triggered the error a 2nd time usually
results in everything working fine.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Totally random, but happens regularly :-).

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Sometimes happens during emacs startup.
2. I've gotten it fairly frequently running M-x compile
3. I also just got it running "help on key" to ask what
   function was bound to ESC c c to find the name of the
   compile command above :-).
Actual results:

Sometimes works, sometimes gets Regular expression too big

Expected results:

Always works.

Additional info:

This sure has all the symptoms of an un-initialized variable
somewhere, or even worse, a code generation problem in the
compiler used to build emacs.
Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 05:55:48 EST
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Comment 3 Tom Horsley 2008-12-15 08:48:43 EST
I haven't yet noticed this happen in fedora 10, so maybe the bug has
vanished as mysteriously as it arrived in the f10 version.
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