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Re: Regexp search hangs Emacs

From: Tim Morley (remove vegetable for email address)
Subject: Re: Regexp search hangs Emacs
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 11:36:15 +0100

"Piet van Oostrum" <> a écrit dans le message

> >>>>> "Tim Morley \(remove vegetable for email address\)"
<> (TM) wrote:


> TM> Doing a regexp I-search for `;\(.*,\)*-I,' in a buffer containing the

> TM>

> TM>


> TM> seems to cause Emacs to hang.

> TM> <snip>


> Your regexp is sub-optimal and I think you didn't wait long enough.

> Try it on a buffer with only that line and just wait a couple of minutes

> and you will probably get the `Failing regexp I-search'. At least it did

> with me.

> <snip>

> --

> Piet van Oostrum <>

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You're exactly right of course; I got distracted by the fact that there
could be any number of arguments separated by commas in my text, but of
course a whole list of arguments separated by commas is still just a long
string that ends in a comma. D'oh!

Thanks for the help.


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