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Re: Dynamic modules: MODULE_HANDLE_SIGNALS etc.

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: Dynamic modules: MODULE_HANDLE_SIGNALS etc.
Date: Mon, 21 Dec 2015 22:09:02 -0800
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Daniel Colascione wrote:
That would certainly be easier to implement! But as a user I would not
>find it acceptable.
You find it acceptable in most other programs.

?! No, I don't find it acceptable for any program to dump core on stack overflow. And even if it were OK for (say) 'cat' to dump core due to stack overflow in a typical environment (which it's not), Emacs is more important than 'cat', because people use it as an interactive text editor and do not want to lose their work.

we already crash if we overflow the stack while we're GCing.

If so, that's a bug that should get fixed. It's not an excuse to introduce similar bugs.

Really, the idea that it's OK for Emacs to crash is a nonstarter. Emacs should not crash.

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