I am getting some hard to debug/fix conclusions for this issue.
Looks like 2 issues are overlapping in my config; not necessarily config but due to the packages I am installing: (1) the help-function-arglist error and (2) emacs freezing error.
(1) Narrowed down one of the issues: "help-function-arglist: End of file during parsing"
This is caused by just enabling global-projectile-mode (projectile package) followed by evaluating (string-match-p "." nil)
This part at least is easily reproducible by evaluating the below in an emacs -Q session (tested on master build).
(string-match-p "." nil))
Here's the odd part .. If I replace string-match-p with string-match in the above progn block, I do *not* get this error:
help-function-arglist: End of file during parsing
Also if I disable projectile-global-mode, I do not get this error.
Another odd element to this issue is that even after M-x toggle-debug-on-error, above error does not result in a backtrace.
If it's of any help, projectile only advises delete-file and compilation-find-file.
So I cannot figure out what connects the string-match-p error, help-function-arglist error and global-projectile-mode; and why isn't this help-function-arglist error popping up when using string-match instead of string-match-p?
(2a) The another issue was emacs freezing up when I evaluated (string-match-p "." nil). For now, I can prevent that if I do not load the fci package ( http://www.emacswiki.org/FillColumnIndicator ). I yet have to derive a minimum working code to recreate that freeze on emacs -Q.
(2b) Another cause of emacs freeze was calling of define-key forms when enabling a minor mode (drag-stuff-minor-mode from the drag-stuff package). I need to create a minimum working version to prove this "fix" too.
For some reason, the drag-stuff package calls a function that sets the drag-stuff-mode-map key definitions when that minor mode is enabled.
Here's the code from the package:
(defun drag-stuff-define-keys ()
"Defines keys for `drag-stuff-mode'."
(define-key drag-stuff-mode-map (drag-stuff--kbd 'up) 'drag-stuff-up)
(define-key drag-stuff-mode-map (drag-stuff--kbd 'down) 'drag-stuff-down)
(define-key drag-stuff-mode-map (drag-stuff--kbd 'right) 'drag-stuff-right)
(define-key drag-stuff-mode-map (drag-stuff--kbd 'left) 'drag-stuff-left))
"Drag stuff around."
:lighter " drag"
The "fix" was simply to do the key binding outside the minor mode.
;; Mon Jul 11 14:09:57 EDT 2016 - kmodi
;; Earlier I had the below `bind-keys' form inside `drag-stuff-define-keys'
;; function. Strangely, with that, evaluation of "(string-match-p "." nil)"
;; made emacs freeze. But moving it out does not! I got the same emacs freeze
;; issue if I replaced `bind-keys' with `define-key' forms *inside* that
;; `drag-stuff-define-keys' function.
("C-M-p" . drag-stuff-up)
("C-M-n" . drag-stuff-down)
("C-M-;" . drag-stuff-left)
("C-M-'" . drag-stuff-right))
(defun drag-stuff-define-keys () nil)
By doing above *and* not loading fci package, I was able to prevent emacs from freezing on evaluating (string-match-p "." nil)... No idea why.
(4) Finally I hope one or all of the above had anything to do the bindings wipeout issue (which I still haven't been able to recreate ever since I started this thread).