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bug#30626: 26.0.91; Crash when traversing a `stream-of-directory-files'


From: Michael Heerdegen
Subject: bug#30626: 26.0.91; Crash when traversing a `stream-of-directory-files'
Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2018 17:54:57 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.91 (gnu/linux)

Noam Postavsky <address@hidden> writes:

> Agreed, but could you please open a new thread for it? AFAICT, this
> bug thread is about streams.el functions producing structures
> proportional in size to the length of the entire stream, which is a
> bug in itself, regardless of whether or not the GC can handle the
> result.

No, it is a feature: we want streams to produce these structures,
streams are delayed lists, not just iterators.  Lists are also
potentially unlimited nested conses, and that's not a bug.  Streams are
the same realized with delayed conses.


Michael.





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