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bug#3863: 23.1.50; possible save-match-data in copyright.el


From: Chong Yidong
Subject: bug#3863: 23.1.50; possible save-match-data in copyright.el
Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2009 23:54:55 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.96 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>> I'm not sure what you're referring to.  What other code runs during
>> y-or-n-p (excluding timers, which are supposed to save the match data)?
>
> Timers,

As the Lisp manual states,

     If a timer function calls functions that can change the match data,
  it should save and restore the match data.

If a timer fails to do this, it's a bug, and should be fixed.





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