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Re: wtf 0.0.4-2 - Segmentation fault (core dumped)

On Fri, 29 Aug 2003, Hughes, Bill wrote:

> Running wtf 0.0.4-2 on cygwin 1.3.22(0.78/3/2) under Windows 2000,looking
> for an acronym which is not in a database gives me an error of "Segmentation
> fault (core dumped)" if the unrecognised acronym is 'susea' or later.
> I.E. a search for 'a' to 'susdzzzz' returns nothing (blank) while a search
> for 'susea' to 'zzzzzzzz' errors as above.
> Recognised acronyms e.g. 'wtf' and 'suse' are returned properly.
> NB I do not have a .wtf in HOME, wtf is 'as installed'.

Thanks for the bug report.  Turns out there was a bug when searching past
the last entry in a file, that manifested upon moving a structure from the
heap to the stack.  I've submitted a fix for this to the upstream
maintainer and will release 0.0.4-3 shortly.

> I am new to this list, please accept my apologies if this behaviour is
> known. I have searched the list archive and not found any matches.
> Actually there were a few unrelated messages with 'wtf' in them...

No, this was not a known issue.  Thanks for reporting it.

> <offtopic>
> I found this idly checking a few things, I tried 'emacs' and got no output
> and then tried 'vi' - where the error first appeared. Naturally I wondered
> if this might indicate the preferred editor of Igor Pechtchanski? :-) Then I
> checked further.
> </offtopic>
> regards,
> Bill Hughes

Pure coincidence!  Drat, am I the only one who now regrets the fact that
"vi"  comes alphabetically after "emacs"? ;-)
P.S. I'm actually a vi guy myself.
      |\      _,,,---,,_
ZZZzz /,`.-'`'    -.  ;-;;,_
     |,4-  ) )-,_. ,\ (  `'-'		Igor Pechtchanski, Ph.D.
    '---''(_/--'  `-'\_) fL	a.k.a JaguaR-R-R-r-r-r-.-.-.  Meow!

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to the bathroom is a major career booster."  -- Patrick Naughton

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