Anchor Point Tool can create shape so huge, not enough memory to Undo
I was using the Anchor Point Tool to add handles to an anchor point (using mouse pointer to click and drag handles into existence), and suddenly, the shape stroke line shot off the artboard into virtual oblivion (apparently a gigantic loop causing a massively huge shape). When I tried to Undo (Ctrl-Z) a message box popped up saying "The operation cannot complete because there isn't enough memory (RAM) available."
I f'ing lost several hours of work because I had to close Illustrator and not save ('cuz I was afraid it would reload into the same condition, thus destroying many [MANY] more hours of work!!!!!)
Please add a way to back out of this horrible condition. I have no way of preventing this from happening! And, I can't think of a way to work around this problem. And, when I'm working, I go into an "artist mode" where I forget to periodically save my work. THIS IS REALLY FRUSTRATING!!!
Please accept my sincere apology for the inconvenience. Please get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html . Since this is not a generic issue that we can reproduce at our end, we will need someone to look into your machine to figure out what is going on here.
Thanks & Regards,