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Re: [Texmacs-dev] Overwriting definitions with tm-define

From: Massimiliano Gubinelli
Subject: Re: [Texmacs-dev] Overwriting definitions with tm-define
Date: Thu, 24 Dec 2020 12:37:43 +0100

In particular, it is already defined in the CPP glue code. See 

> On 24. Dec 2020, at 12:13, Massimiliano Gubinelli <m.gubinelli@gmail.com> 
> wrote:
> Hi Giovanni,
> very likely "translate" is already defined otherwise and overloading it with 
> different number of parameters is not possible.
> I think this speaks for a request I was making to Joris, that is to 
> distinguish the *definition* of a new overloadable function and its 
> *overloading*. Both operation are currently handled by tm-define but from my 
> point of view this is not very nice. Especially because the tm-defined 
> functions are by default imported in all texmacs modules.
> Max
>> On 23. Dec 2020, at 23:36, Giovanni Piredda <pireddag@posteo.de> wrote:
>> Dear developers - dear all,
>> I have noticed that trying to redefine with tm-define the procedure 
>> "translate" gets TeXmacs in a non-recoverable state. I found it out as I 
>> wanted to call "translate" a graphical procedure.
>> One error message is
>> Guile error: ((wrong-number-of-args #f Wrong number of arguments to ~A 
>> (#<procedure translate (a b c)>) #f))
>> .../TeXmacs/progs/kernel/boot/debug.scm:231:19: In procedure throw in 
>> expression (apply throw err):
>> .../TeXmacs/progs/kernel/boot/debug.scm:231:19: Wrong number of arguments to 
>> #<procedure translate (a b c)>
>> and "native menubar trick" appears in the menus.
>> Is this expected? I tried to redefine tr-file and this on the opposite is 
>> possible.
>> I am going to call the procedure for translation "shift", so I do not need 
>> the redefinition of "translate" to work, but I am curious.
>> Giovanni
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