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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
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:53:57 -0700 (PDT)
> > The only hint about how to make Emacs enter the debugger for errors
> > deemed `user-error' is this mention, buried in the
> > `debug-ignored-errors' entry of the Elisp manual:
> > The normal value of this variable includes `user-error', as well
> > as several errors that happen often during editing but rarely
> > result from bugs in Lisp programs. However, "rarely" is not
> > "never"; if your program fails with an error that matches this
> > list, you may try changing this list to debug the error. The
> > easiest way is usually to set `debug-ignored-errors' to `nil'.
> > (FWIW, wrt this text: Is it really necessary to point out that
> > users can want to enter the debugger for other reasons that
> > tracking down a Lisp bug?)
> > It should be made *obvious* to users, in the *Emacs* manual, how to make
> > the debugger open for so-called "user errors".
> I think this belongs in the elisp manual, and the explanation there is
I disagree (like RMS). How to enter the debugger, including for
"user" errors, is not information we should bury. It should be
mentioned in the Emacs manual, with a link to the Elisp manual
for more info.