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RE: [h-e-w] Crash in multibyte_chars_in_text

From: Michel de Ruiter
Subject: RE: [h-e-w] Crash in multibyte_chars_in_text
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2011 16:18:39 +0100

> > I just experienced an Emacs crash, and I can reproduce consistently. I'm
> unsure whether it's specific to the patched build and I don't have the time to
> check, so I post here to verify. It might already be fixed, as I use the
> version: GNU Emacs (i386-mingw-nt6.0.6002) of 2009-11-04 on LENNART-
> 69DE564 (patched)
> >
> > Steps:
> > - set find-file-existing-other-name to t
> > - have "U:\Privé\ab" as the current working directory
> > - press Ctrl-x Ctrl-f c d
> >
> > On typing the 'd' (or whatever key you type there) Emacs crashes.
> >
> > I tried (Cygwin) gdb as suggested by the Emacs crash handler and created the
> stack trace below.
> >
> > Hope this helps...?
> Thanks for the bug report. Could you please try the latest from the
> test area here:
> The latest one is the one from 2011-02-17 (i.e.
> Emacs-24-BzrP110217-EmacsW32-1.58.exe)

Tested: same crash!

But I noticed that you need to set w32-downcase-file-names to t as well. So the 
minimal .emacs file to experience this crash would be:

 find-file-existing-other-name  t
 w32-downcase-file-names        t

Have fun with it! :-)

Groente, Michel.

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