[slime-devel] Re: slime-apropos problem

Luke Gorrie luke at synap.se
Mon Jun 5 17:05:05 UTC 2006

Juho Snellman <jsnell at iki.fi> writes:

> slime-apropos does a regular expression search, try \*package\*. IIRC
> that's caused by a bug in the handling of a leading `*` or `+` in
> nregex.

This is a really funny common problem in simple regexp matchers. For
example "x?*" will put many of them into an infinite loop as they try
to find the longest match, first with zero nothings, then one nothing,
then two nothings, etc. :-)

Must remember to try entering such expressions the next time some
program offers a regexp interface. :-)


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