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Re: (progn (top-level) A B C)

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: (progn (top-level) A B C)
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2007 18:48:38 +0100
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A Soare <address@hidden> writes:

> Thanks, I will check. Another method that I found is
> (unwind-protect
>     (prog1
>         (message "x")
>       (top-level))
>   (message "a")
>   (message "b"))
> By the way, this code returns "Back to top level." . BAD.

It does not return anything.

> x
> a
> b
> Back to top level.
> What is the definition of prog1? It should return the first argument. It 
> seems that in this case the 1st argument is lost.

This is not a bug. (top-level) throws to 'top-level, thus (prog1 ...) is
never finished.  unwind-protect only returns a value if the body completes
normally.  Otherwise it does not return anything, rather execution is
transferred directly to the receiving exception handler after executing
the unwind forms.


Andreas Schwab, SuSE Labs, address@hidden
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