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Re: ignore-errors in XEmacs

From: Thien-Thi Nguyen
Subject: Re: ignore-errors in XEmacs
Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2013 07:36:09 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

() Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
() Tue, 24 Sep 2013 17:31:26 -0400

   > Is [ignore-errors] likewise built in w/ XEmacs?

   I don't know about that, but I do recommend you carefully consider
   each use: throwing all errors to /dev/null is sometimes the right
   thing to do, but if errors really shouldn't happen (and yet, you
   want to protect yourself from bugs in other packages), then it's
   better to use something like with-demote-errors, so errors don't
   get in the way but they aren't hidden under the carpet.

I agree in principle.

If it were my code i would have avoided ‘ignore-errors’ from the
beginning, but here i am trying to honor the intent of mic (as far as
i can deduce), so the indicated path is necessarily more circumspect.
(This is not an argument against your recommendation, btw.)

Anyway, in case anyone is interested, i think XEmacs 21.5, available
many years now but still "beta", has ‘ignore-errors’, but it requires

(thus, NOT "built in").  If anyone knows otherwise, please correct me.

Thien-Thi Nguyen
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