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bug#30846: 26.0.91; debug-watch of kill-all-local-variables triggers 'as


From: Noam Postavsky
Subject: bug#30846: 26.0.91; debug-watch of kill-all-local-variables triggers 'assertion failed: found == !EQ (blv->defcell, blv->valcell)'
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2018 20:20:13 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.90 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

> If you feel this is too risky for emacs-26, I wouldn't blame you (this
> is pretty tricky code): while the assertion crashes Emacs, a normal
> build without assertions will likely not notice the problem at all.
> I came up with a test case that catches the problem, but I think that in
> "real" life it's very unlikely to cause a problem.

Should we disable the assertion in emacs-26 then?

And would the diff below updating comments on struct
Lisp_Buffer_Local_Value be correct?

--- i/src/lisp.h
+++ w/src/lisp.h
@@ -2593,10 +2593,10 @@ XUSER_PTR (Lisp_Object a)
    variable, you must first make sure the right binding is loaded;
    then you can access the value in (or through) `realvalue'.
 
-   `buffer' and `frame' are the buffer and frame for which the loaded
-   binding was found.  If those have changed, to make sure the right
+   `where' is the buffer for which the loaded
+   binding was found.  If it has changed, to make sure the right
    binding is loaded it is necessary to find which binding goes with
-   the current buffer and selected frame, then load it.  To load it,
+   the current buffer, then load it.  To load it,
    first unload the previous binding, then copy the value of the new
    binding into `realvalue' (or through it).  Also update
    LOADED-BINDING to point to the newly loaded binding.
@@ -2615,14 +2615,14 @@ XUSER_PTR (Lisp_Object a)
     bool_bf found : 1;
     /* If non-NULL, a forwarding to the C var where it should also be set.  */
     union Lisp_Fwd *fwd;       /* Should never be (Buffer|Kboard)_Objfwd.  */
-    /* The buffer or frame for which the loaded binding was found.  */
+    /* The buffer for which the loaded binding was found.  */
     Lisp_Object where;
     /* A cons cell that holds the default value.  It has the form
        (SYMBOL . DEFAULT-VALUE).  */
     Lisp_Object defcell;
     /* The cons cell from `where's parameter alist.
        It always has the form (SYMBOL . VALUE)
-       Note that if `forward' is non-nil, VALUE may be out of date.
+       Note that if `fwd' is non-NULL, VALUE may be out of date.
        Also if the currently loaded binding is the default binding, then
        this is `eq'ual to defcell.  */
     Lisp_Object valcell;







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