[ESS] SAS-mode problem with asterisk (infinite loop)

Rodney Sparapani rsparapa at mcw.edu
Fri Jun 17 16:20:42 CEST 2005

>Something weird to report for the SAS-mode maintainers.
>Using ess-version 5.1.24
>GNU Emacs 21.3.1 (i686-pc-linux-gnu, X toolkit, Xaw3d scroll bars)
>If a file in sas-mode begins with whitespace, followed by an asterisk,
>followed by anything, followed by a semi colon, then hitting RET after
>the semicolon will cause a stall, and one needs to hit ^G.  Curiously
>enough the problem disappears if we remove the leading whitespace.
>This should demonstrate the issue:
> (switch-to-buffer (create-file-buffer "junk.sas"))
> (sas-mode)
> (insert " * Hit Enter after the semicolon. Then ^G to break; "))
>We can avoid this construction, but thought you'd like to know.
>Jim Berry
>Federal Reserve Board
Hi Jim:

I can't reproduce it.  So, it may be a bug in either emacs or ESS.  
Could you
upgrade them and see if that helps?

Thanks, Rodney

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