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bug#34214: 25.3; minibuffer function help in lisp modes changes match-da


From: Miguel V. S. Frasson
Subject: bug#34214: 25.3; minibuffer function help in lisp modes changes match-data
Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2019 21:42:53 -0200

Programming an Emacs lisp program that uses match-data, debugging pieces
by hand, I realized that managing matchs was a nightmare.  At first I
thought that navigation commands like C-a or C-M-f were messing
match-data (as one could think they use searching).  It could be.  But
for sure, that very handy help line that shows function arguments are
messing match data, making difficult to program Emacs lisp.

How to reproduce:

1) emacs -Q

2) type or paste the following code on *scratch* buffer
   (must be a lisp programming mode):

(string-match "f" "foo")
(match-string 0 "foo")

Normal behavior

3) Go to end of string-match line, evaluate with C-x C-e
   C-n   (or down) so that point goes to end of 2nd line
   *Very quickly* (do not let help for match-string appear), type
   C-b C-f   (or left right)
   and evaluate:   C-x C-e
   I get correct result "f"

Now the bug

4) Go to end of string-match line, evaluate with C-x C-e
   C-n    (getting to end of 2nd line)
   C-b    (or left)
   ...wait minibuffer function help for match-string show...
   C-f    (or right)
   C-x C-e
   I get ERROR 'args-out-of-range "foo" 15 21'

What I observed:

Steps 3) and 4) are (almost) identical except for time spent between C-b
and C-f commands. Error is probably due to a match-data change, probably
caused by minibuffer function help mechanism.

What I expect:

No unnecessary side-effects like change match-data should happen while
simply navigating through code.  Lisp modes should protect searches on
background with save-match-data, because it makes a nightmare to
evaluate code by hand.



In GNU Emacs 25.3.2 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 3.22.29)
 of 2018-04-19 built on lgw01-amd64-039
Windowing system distributor 'The X.Org Foundation', version 11.0.11906000
System Description:    Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS

Configured using:
 'configure --build=x86_64-linux-gnu --prefix=/usr
 '--includedir=${prefix}/include' '--mandir=${prefix}/share/man'
 '--infodir=${prefix}/share/info' --sysconfdir=/etc --localstatedir=/var
 --disable-silent-rules '--libdir=${prefix}/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu'
 '--libexecdir=${prefix}/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu' --disable-maintainer-mode
 --disable-dependency-tracking --prefix=/usr --sharedstatedir=/var/lib
 --program-suffix=25 --with-modules --with-x=yes --with-x-toolkit=gtk3
 'CFLAGS=-g -O2
 -fdebug-prefix-map=/build/emacs25-0g8uTI/emacs25-25.3~1.gite0284ab=.
-fstack-protector-strong
 -Wformat -Werror=format-security -no-pie' 'CPPFLAGS=-Wdate-time
 -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2' 'LDFLAGS=-Wl,-Bsymbolic-functions -Wl,-z,relro
 -no-pie''

Configured features:
XPM JPEG TIFF GIF PNG RSVG IMAGEMAGICK SOUND GPM DBUS GCONF GSETTINGS
NOTIFY LIBSELINUX GNUTLS LIBXML2 FREETYPE M17N_FLT LIBOTF XFT ZLIB
TOOLKIT_SCROLL_BARS GTK3 X11 MODULES

Important settings:
  value of $LANG: pt_BR.UTF-8
  locale-coding-system: utf-8-unix

Major mode: Lisp Interaction

Minor modes in effect:
  tooltip-mode: t
  global-eldoc-mode: t
  electric-indent-mode: t
  mouse-wheel-mode: t
  tool-bar-mode: t
  menu-bar-mode: t
  file-name-shadow-mode: t
  global-font-lock-mode: t
  font-lock-mode: t
  blink-cursor-mode: t
  auto-composition-mode: t
  auto-encryption-mode: t
  auto-compression-mode: t
  line-number-mode: t
  transient-mark-mode: t

Recent messages:
View mode: type C-h for help, h for commands, q to quit.
Mark saved where search started
next-line: End of buffer
Mark set
next-line: End of buffer
Quit
"foo"
0 (#o0, #x0, ?\C-@)
"f" [4 times]
Entering debugger...
Quit

Load-path shadows:
None found.

Features:
(shadow sort mail-extr emacsbug message dired format-spec rfc822 mml
mml-sec password-cache epg epg-config gnus-util mm-decode mm-bodies
mm-encode mail-parse rfc2231 mailabbrev gmm-utils mailheader sendmail
rfc2047 rfc2045 ietf-drums mm-util mail-prsvr mail-utils goto-addr
thingatpt noutline outline easy-mmode view misearch multi-isearch
jka-compr find-func cl-extra help-fns help-mode easymenu cl-loaddefs
pcase cl-lib debug time-date mule-util tooltip eldoc electric uniquify
ediff-hook vc-hooks lisp-float-type mwheel x-win term/common-win x-dnd
tool-bar dnd fontset image regexp-opt fringe tabulated-list newcomment
elisp-mode lisp-mode prog-mode register page menu-bar rfn-eshadow timer
select scroll-bar mouse jit-lock font-lock syntax facemenu font-core
frame cl-generic cham georgian utf-8-lang misc-lang vietnamese tibetan
thai tai-viet lao korean japanese eucjp-ms cp51932 hebrew greek romanian
slovak czech european ethiopic indian cyrillic chinese charscript
case-table epa-hook jka-cmpr-hook help simple abbrev minibuffer
cl-preloaded nadvice loaddefs button faces cus-face macroexp files
text-properties overlay sha1 md5 base64 format env code-pages mule
custom widget hashtable-print-readable backquote dbusbind inotify
dynamic-setting system-font-setting font-render-setting move-toolbar gtk
x-toolkit x multi-tty make-network-process emacs)

Memory information:
((conses 16 91561 9006)
 (symbols 48 20270 0)
 (miscs 40 67 207)
 (strings 32 15835 4067)
 (string-bytes 1 452038)
 (vectors 16 12415)
 (vector-slots 8 437769 6180)
 (floats 8 173 356)
 (intervals 56 313 13)
 (buffers 976 20))


-- 
Miguel Vinicius Santini Frasson
address@hidden





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