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bug#16553: 24.3.50; `file-truename' returns a cons? (wrong-type-argumen

From: Drew Adams
Subject: bug#16553: 24.3.50; `file-truename' returns a cons? (wrong-type-argument stringp (...))
Date: Sat, 25 Jan 2014 14:35:38 -0800 (PST)

I ran into this when using my setup, not emacs -Q

Debugger entered--Lisp error: (wrong-type-argument stringp (require . 
  file-name-nondirectory((require . fit-frame))
  file-name-sans-extension((require . fit-frame))
  describe-key("        " 1 nil)
  call-interactively(describe-key nil nil)

I do redefine `describe-function-1', but I don't see why that should be
involved here.  It seems to me that the call to `help-fns--autoloaded-p'
is valid, and from then on only vanilla code is involved, AFAIK.

`help-fns--autoloaded-p' does this, at the start:

(let* ((file (file-name-sans-extension (file-truename file)))

>From the above backtrace, I can only guess that `file-truename' applied
to that file name must be returning a cons.  However, if I use `M-:' to


then I get the same absolute file name back - no cons.  So I'm puzzled.

In GNU Emacs (i686-pc-mingw32)
 of 2014-01-23 on ODIEONE
Bzr revision: 116129 address@hidden
Windowing system distributor `Microsoft Corp.', version 6.1.7601
Configured using:
 `configure --prefix=/c/Devel/emacs/binary --enable-checking=yes,glyphs
 'CFLAGS=-O0 -g3' LDFLAGS=-Lc:/Devel/emacs/lib

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