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Re: help-mode:hits infinite loop?

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: help-mode:hits infinite loop?
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2012 15:30:10 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.2.50 (gnu/linux)

"T.V. Raman" <address@hidden> writes:

> invoking help-mode  appears to hit some kind of loop and hangs --
> happens in all major modes.
> I have to hit ctrl-g multiple times before emacs starts
> responding, and at that point the mode description is displayed.
> Unclear where it is hanging; I turned on debug-on-quit and was
> surprized when I did not get a backtrace after hitting ctrl-g ---
> note that Ihad to hit ctrl-g multiple times before it broke out.
> None of the other help commands appear to display this problem.

I'm afraid I can't reproduce this.  On latest trunk:

emacs -q
M-x help-mode RET

The welcome screen goes into Help mode, but there is no hang.

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