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bug#25391: 24.5; ffap-guesser "stack overflow in regexp matcher" error m


From: npostavs
Subject: bug#25391: 24.5; ffap-guesser "stack overflow in regexp matcher" error may crash emacs.
Date: Sun, 08 Jan 2017 18:29:08 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1 (gnu/linux)

tags 25391 patch
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Thierry Volpiatto <address@hidden> writes:
>
> However, this handle the problem with "Stack overflow in regexp matcher"
> generally, but perhaps regexps such as `ffap-gopher-regexp` could be
> avoided when possible in emacs source code.

Ah, so by "crash" you meant throw an error.

>
> IIUC regexps like "^.*\\(this\\|that etc...\\)" create an incredible
> number of travels between bol and eol (which may sometimes be eob) and
> lead to a stack overflow inevitably on long lines (perhaps not so long
> in this case).

Right, and ffap-gopher-at-point is also using `set' on local variables,
icky.  Here's a patch:

Attachment: v1-0001-Improve-ffap-gopher-at-point-handling-of-long-lin.patch
Description: patch


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