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Re: dabbrev in minibuffer


From: Klaus Zeitler
Subject: Re: dabbrev in minibuffer
Date: 10 Jul 2002 09:51:30 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2

>>>>> "Miles" == Miles Bader <address@hidden> writes:
    Miles> 
    Miles> address@hidden (Tim Babin) writes:
    >> Running dabbrev-expand in the minibuffer starts an infinite loop.
    Miles> 
    Miles> Not for me; please give a precise test-case.
    Miles> 

I've reported this problem in February and RMS sent me the following patch
that IMHO only partially fixed it (the problem only occurred with the
inviolable option set for the minibuffer).

-------------------- snip ------------------------

*** dabbrev.el.~1.61.~  Thu Nov  8 12:56:42 2001
--- dabbrev.el  Sat Feb  2 20:09:49 2002
***************
*** 599,605 ****
        (progn
          (forward-char -1)
          (while (and (looking-at dabbrev--abbrev-char-regexp)
!                     (not (bobp)))
            (forward-char -1))
          (or (looking-at dabbrev--abbrev-char-regexp)
              (forward-char 1))))
--- 599,605 ----
        (progn
          (forward-char -1)
          (while (and (looking-at dabbrev--abbrev-char-regexp)
!                     (not (= (point) (field-beginning (point)))))
            (forward-char -1))
          (or (looking-at dabbrev--abbrev-char-regexp)
              (forward-char 1))))


-------------------- snip ------------------------


Here's what I wrote in one of my mails to RMS:

-------------------- snip ------------------------

Originally I ran in to this problem cause I wanted to change a
set-face-background call to a set-face-foreground in one of my el files (and
I'm an avid user of dynamic abbrev). So here's how I reproduce this bug.


1. start emacs with -q --no-site-file
2. (the original dabbrev package that comes with 21.1 is used)
3. M-x customize-variable minibuffer-prompt-properties
   turn on the Inviolable option and set for current session
4. load a file with e.g. the following contents
----- cut -----
(set-face-background 'trailing-whitespace "Gray25")
----- cut -----
5. M-x query-replace
   and now enter as regexp "s" followed by "M-/"
=> emacs loops on HP-UX 10.20, Solaris 5.8 and GNU/Linux but
   - on HP-UX 10.20 C-g does not work
   - on Solaris 5.8 C-g does work (most of the time), but when I open a 2nd
     frame (C-x 5 2) before I try the query replace, C-g doesn't interrupt
     anymore
   - on GNU/Linux C-g always works


now I perform the same steps but first I load your patched dabbrev file

1. start emacs with -q --no-site-file
2. load-library <patched-dabbrev.elc>
3. M-x customize-variable minibuffer-prompt-properties
   turn on the Inviolable option and set for current session
4. load a file with e.g. the following contents
----- cut -----
(set-face-background 'trailing-whitespace "Gray25")
----- cut -----
5a. M-x query-replace
   and now enter as regexp "s" followed by "M-/", this works
5b. press return and now try to enter as replacement string again
   "s" followed by "M-/"
=> emacs loops on HP-UX 10.20 and Solaris 5.8 but not on GNU/Linux


as I said in one of my previous posts XTread_socket never gets called
once emacs loops. Could it be that one of the lisp functions/macros, e.g.
save-match-data or unwind-protect disables/postpones interrupts?

-------------------- snip ------------------------


ever since then it's been on my low priority todo list to investigate,
but haven't had time yet.
I think it gets stuck in the while loop in dabbrev--search.

But what worries me more is that I can't interrupt it on Solaris and HP.

Klaus

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