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bug#18399: 24.4.50; nadvice :filter-args -vs- interactive


From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: bug#18399: 24.4.50; nadvice :filter-args -vs- interactive
Date: Thu, 04 Sep 2014 11:44:29 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4.50 (gnu/linux)

> I looked at the docs again and I agree.  Sorry about the noise.  Perhaps
> a note and/or a small example here would be nice for future users.  If
> we were both fooled by this then perhaps others will be as well.

I installed the patch below, which I hope will help clear up such
confusion.


        Stefan


=== modified file 'doc/lispref/ChangeLog'
--- doc/lispref/ChangeLog       2014-08-19 18:56:29 +0000
+++ doc/lispref/ChangeLog       2014-09-04 15:42:28 +0000
@@ -1,3 +1,8 @@
+2014-09-04  Stefan Monnier  <address@hidden>
+
+       * functions.texi (Core Advising Primitives): Add a note about the
+       confusing treatment of `interactive' for :filter-args (bug#18399).
+
 2014-08-19  Eli Zaretskii  <address@hidden>
 
        * display.texi (Bidirectional Display): Update the Emacs's class

=== modified file 'doc/lispref/functions.texi'
--- doc/lispref/functions.texi  2014-05-27 01:09:45 +0000
+++ doc/lispref/functions.texi  2014-09-04 15:40:13 +0000
@@ -1220,15 +1220,6 @@
 This macro is the handy way to add the advice @var{function} to the function
 stored in @var{place} (@pxref{Generalized Variables}).
 
-If @var{function} is not interactive, then the combined function will inherit
-the interactive spec, if any, of the original function.  Else, the combined
-function will be interactive and will use the interactive spec of
address@hidden  One exception: if the interactive spec of @var{function}
-is a function (rather than an expression or a string), then the interactive
-spec of the combined function will be a call to that function with as sole
-argument the interactive spec of the original function.  To interpret the spec
-received as argument, use @code{advice-eval-interactive-spec}.
-
 @var{where} determines how @var{function} is composed with the
 existing function, e.g. whether @var{function} should be called before, or
 after the original function.  @xref{Advice combinators}, for the list of
@@ -1271,6 +1262,21 @@
 @code{:override} advice will override not only the original function but all
 other advices applied to it as well.
 @end table
+
+If @var{function} is not interactive, then the combined function will inherit
+the interactive spec, if any, of the original function.  Else, the combined
+function will be interactive and will use the interactive spec of
address@hidden  One exception: if the interactive spec of @var{function}
+is a function (rather than an expression or a string), then the interactive
+spec of the combined function will be a call to that function with as sole
+argument the interactive spec of the original function.  To interpret the spec
+received as argument, use @code{advice-eval-interactive-spec}.
+
+Note: The interactive spec of @var{function} will apply to the combined
+function and should hence obey the calling convention of the combined function
+rather than that of @var{function}.  In many cases, it makes no difference
+since they are identical, but it does matter for @code{:around},
address@hidden:filter-args}, and @code{filter-return}, where @var{function}.
 @end defmac
 
 @defmac remove-function place function






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