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bug#2099: 23.0.60; `mark_object' with larger nested objects crashes Emac


From: Alan J Third
Subject: bug#2099: 23.0.60; `mark_object' with larger nested objects crashes Emacs
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2016 20:32:48 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.5 (darwin)

address@hidden writes:

> I find it hard to believe that a way to crash Emacs is somehow *not*
> considered a bug. If that is the case, I agree with what Glenn recently
> said: Just deal with this report in any way you wish.

My thinking was simply that it sounds like it will require
reimplementation of the GC, and that's not likely to happen any time
soon, or perhaps ever.

Looking over the debbugs docs again, though, it should probably be
changed to wishlist, as Eli suggested originally. Like you say, a crash
is surely a bug, even if it is hard to fix.

FWIW I found a 'real-world' bug report, bug#16039, which appears to have
the same cause, although it requires a different remedy.
-- 
Alan Third





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