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Re: signalling errors in redisplay


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: signalling errors in redisplay
Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2001 19:49:45 +0200

> From: Dave Love <address@hidden>
> Date: 25 Nov 2001 17:11:54 +0000
> 
> What happens is that it just keeps repeating the error report, and
> your session is hosed unless you happen to have a second frame open,
> for instance, and can close it to stop redisplay of the problem
> window.
> 
> Shouldn't such errors in redisplay at least try to bury the buffer
> concerned and, preferably, produce an explanatory message?

AFAIK, it's a bug for redisplay code to signal an error, since that
triggers another redisplay.  If nothing else, it should put the
message text into *Messages* without signaling.



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