[R-SIG-Mac] weird race condition bug.
bellis at hsph.harvard.edu
Mon Nov 1 20:12:51 CET 2004
There appears to be a race condition in console output event. For
instance, typing 'help' to show the function as the first command after
loading on my Powerbook results in double output (half black, half
blue) that kills the console for further input and the following error
in the console:
2004-11-01 11:06:56.372 R *** NSTimer discarding exception
'NSRangeException' (reason '*** NSRunStorage, _NSBlockNumberForIndex():
index (2919) beyond array bounds (2000)') that raised during firing of
timer with target 3ace80 and selector 'runRELP:'
However, doing some stuff and then trying the same command doesn't
result in the same problem. Either its just the particular timing of
the event or something about the startup process that causes the
problem. In any case, I expect it will be hard to replicate, but a
showstopper when it happens to people. Just a heads up.
Byron Ellis (ellis at stat.harvard.edu)
"Oook" -- The Librarian
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