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bug#18005: 24.4.50; In Emacs manual, tell users how to enter debugger fo
bug#18005: 24.4.50; In Emacs manual, tell users how to enter debugger for `user-error' errors
Sun, 13 Jul 2014 17:54:24 -0400
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"The whole point" should be to _let_ users not be bothered entering
the debugger for uninteresting errors. That's reasonable behavior.
*Enabling* that behavior is positive. Forcing it would be
counterproductive, as is not making clear what it is that controls it.
Not to mention the fact that what constitutes an "uninteresting
error" is not something fixed once and for all for everyone. It
can change, depending on the context. A user might well want to
take a look under the covers using the debugger in some context.
(The user who just now asked how to do it, for instance.)
I have several times wanted to enter the debugger because a
program triggered one of these errors which usually is caused by
bad user input. So I used the feature to enable that.
There should continue to be a convenient feature to enable that.
Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation
51 Franklin St
Boston MA 02110
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