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Re: (goto-char ...) error

From: Tim X
Subject: Re: (goto-char ...) error
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2011 09:15:59 +1100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

ken <address@hidden> writes:

> Performing one search, I save the result with
> (setq ptname (re-search-forward ...))
> Then I want to back up one character and perform another search, so I do
> (goto-char (- ptname 1))
> But this pukes an error.  What's unkosher here?

Could be almost anything - without the error message it is all just
guesswork. Some things to consider 

1. What is the value of ptname if the re-search-forward fails?
2. What is the result of goto-char if ptname is nil or equal to


tcross (at) rapttech dot com dot au

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