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Re: Debugger and mode-line

From: Lars Hansen
Subject: Re: Debugger and mode-line
Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2006 17:21:39 +0200
User-agent: Debian Thunderbird 1.0.2 (X11/20060423)

Richard Stallman wrote:

>    Is this a debugger bug? Or should evaluation of the mode-line save
>    match-data?
>It should save the match-data, because it is a generally useful
>function and regexp matching is not part of its _purpose_.
I agree that abbreviate-file-name should save match data.
But what I meant was: Maybe Emacs should save match data when
*evaluating the modeline*. Otherwise someone will run into the problem
of malfunctioning debugger because they happen to have something else in
the modeline that overwrite match data.

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