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From: Le Wang <l26wang@gmail.com>
To: Carsten Dominik <carsten.dominik@gmail.com>
Cc: Orgmode Mailing List <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: C-0 C-c | throws emacs into infinite loop
Date: Sat, 19 Mar 2011 18:03:08 +0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=w-o2WgrGObf469DOJx=BKoX6jEGVzENg4vkiX@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <AE91F903-9A28-426F-8827-F2CE8CE0E028@gmail.com>

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On Sat, Mar 19, 2011 at 2:43 PM, Carsten Dominik

> On 18.3.2011, at 15:29, Le Wang wrote:
> > The doc-string of `org-table-convert-region' doesn't specifically address
> 0 as SEPARATOR, but 0 is an integer.  It shouldn't hang in any case.  When I
> C-g out of the loop, my undo limit was exceeded because the line filled with
> hundreds of thousands of empty cells.
> >
> > I think the correct behavior is to convert region into table using 0
> spaces as a separator -- so each character forms its own column.
> While this might be nice, it is such a border case that, for now, I have
> only added an
> error message to prevent the converter from going into an infinite loop.
> Or do you have a *really* goo use case for this?

No, I don't have a use case for this.  IMO, a reasonable argument should
result in some reasonable non-surprising behaviour.  We can argue whether 0
is a reasonable argument, though.  I'm okay as long as it doesn't hang.

> - Carsten


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Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2011-03-18 14:29 C-0 C-c | throws emacs into infinite loop Le Wang
2011-03-19  6:43 ` Carsten Dominik
2011-03-19 10:03   ` Le Wang [this message]

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