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bug#11857: large hscroll values mess up the display


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#11857: large hscroll values mess up the display
Date: Thu, 05 Jul 2012 19:29:45 +0300

> Date: Wed, 04 Jul 2012 11:15:50 -0700
> From: Paul Eggert <address@hidden>
> 
> I tried out large hscroll values and got messed
> up displays.  The exact details vary, depending
> on display and other parameters I don't understand.
> In some cases, even hscroll values well under INT_MAX
> caused problems, but these are harder to reproduce.
> 
> One way to easily reproduce the problem on Fedora 15
> x86-64 with Emacs trunk bzr 108872 is to run
> emacs -Q on an X display and type this:
> 
> C-u 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 C-x < SPC
> 
> That is, scroll by 10**10.  This results in a display
> with <- in front of the first four lines, -> after
> the first three lines, and semicolons in the start
> of the first three lines.  It looks like this:
> 
> <-;                           ->
> <-;                           ->
> <-;                           ->
> <-
> 
> Where "<-" and "->" denote the margin arrows.  This
> is incorrect, as the display should look
> like it does when scrolling by 100, namely, like this:
> 
> <-
> <-
> <-
> <-
> 
> I also reproduced the problem with Emacs 23.3.1
> (stock Ubuntu 12.04 x86) so this is not a new bug
> nor is it restricted to 64-bit hosts.

Fixed in revisions 108879 and 108880 on the trunk.

I'm closing the bug; feel free to reopen if there are leftovers.

Thanks.





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