Last night, I wanted to grab an item from my kill ring -- or one that I was pretty sure was there. Rather than rotating through the kill-ring with
C-y and multiple
M-y, I decided to view the value of the variable with
C-h v (describe variable) and typed
I'm not sure what was in my kill-ring, but this action pegged the resources of my decently powered MacBook Pro and I ended up killing emacs to get the computer operable again.
This raises a few questions:
- Is there a safer way to view a kill-ring that is very large?
- What's going on in Emacs that this would cause broader issues outside of Emacs itself?
(I'm using GNU Emacs 23.3.1 (x86_64-apple-darwin, NS apple-appkit-1038.35) - downloaded from http://emacsformacosx.com/)