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Re: Problem with large buffers

From: Chris Mears
Subject: Re: Problem with large buffers
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2005 21:53:14 +1000
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Chris Mears <address@hidden> writes:

> I have encountered a problem with large buffers in CVS Emacs.  When some
> commands are run on large-ish buffers Emacs seems to overflow some
> internal limit.
> Steps to reproduce:
> - emacs -q
> - C-x b a-big-buffer RET
> - M-: (dotimes (i 60000) (insert "hello world!\n"))
> - Move point to start of buffer
> - M-x replace-regexp RET w.* RET RET
> (replace-regexp is just an example; I have noticed the same problem
> occurring with other commands on large buffers.  M-x version gives "GNU
> Emacs (i686-pc-linux-gnu, X toolkit, Xaw3d scroll bars) of
> 2005-07-22 on loki.cmears.id.au".)

In addition to my earlier message: this only seems to happen in console
mode Emacs; it works fine in X.

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