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RE: ispell-get-line: Wrong type argument: stringp, ni

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: ispell-get-line: Wrong type argument: stringp, ni
Date: Sat, 26 Dec 2009 09:57:24 -0800

> This problem "went away" without any apparent intervention from me.  
> Looking at the cocoAspell web site again, perhaps this was 
> the culprit:
> > In some rare case the first time you spell check a 
> > document, cocoAspell may fail to come up with a list
> > of suggestions. It happens because the spell server
> > needs some time to load the dictionary and initialize 
> > itself. The client application simply times out on the 
> > spell checking request and behaves as there were no
> > suggestions. This may not happen at all if you have a
> > fast machine.
> Apologies for the noise level.

My guess is that the text you quoted is irrelevant here.

A wrong-type arg error is a product bug, even if it is often only a minor
problem. Please try to reproduce it, starting with `emacs -Q', and then report
it using `M-x report-emacs-bug'.

Often, such a bug occurs because of a lack of proper initialization of something
(typically a variable that is supposed to be a string is nil by default).

The same code that raises the error often performs initialization, so after the
error has been raised once, initialization has occurred and the error is never
raised again. That can explain why it "went away without any apparent
intervention from you." There is nevertheless a bug.

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