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Re: How to debug hang?

From: David Abrahams
Subject: Re: How to debug hang?
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2006 15:11:22 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.110006 (No Gnus v0.6) Emacs/23.0.0 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: David Abrahams <address@hidden>
>> Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2006 21:50:27 -0500
>> I'm trying to debug some kind of a hang that occurs when I try to use
>> a font-lock mode I'm developing.  I can't get control back by hitting
>> `C-g'.  I suspected it was a bad (combinatoric) regexp, but I added
>> advice before and after re-search-forward that emitted enter/exit
>> messages, and when the hang occurs I am seeing an exit message, so I'm
>> guessing that's not it.  I'm quite stumped now; hoping someone can
>> offer a clue.
> The file etc/DEBUG in the Emacs distribution has a suggestion for this
> case; search for "If Emacs hangs".

Thanks, very useful.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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