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bug#35186: 26.1; confusing error message and location on eager dotted pa


From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#35186: 26.1; confusing error message and location on eager dotted pair evaluation
Date: Tue, 09 Jul 2019 18:08:19 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Ernesto Alfonso <address@hidden> writes:

>     $ cat foo.el
>     (defun foo ()
>       (some irrelevant form)
>       (a . b))
>     $ emacs -Q --batch -f batch-byte-compile foo.el
>     In toplevel form:
>     /tmp/foo.el:1:8:Error: Wrong type argument: sequencep, b

That's not an optimal error message; no.

I've been trying to find out what part of the byte compiler/reader
machinery is outputting it, but I haven't found it -- does anybody else
know where this is coming from?

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