Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 453098
emacs randomy reports regular expression too big
Last modified: 2009-01-09 01:38:32 EST
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):
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 :-).
Sometimes works, sometimes gets Regular expression too big
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.
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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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