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bug#5122: Mismatched parentheses when dealing with huge buffercontent


From: Chong Yidong
Subject: bug#5122: Mismatched parentheses when dealing with huge buffercontent
Date: Sat, 05 Dec 2009 17:11:09 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> Error messages shouldn't be so verbose---they can't spell out every bell
>> and whistle related to the error.
>
> I'd say adding a couple of words is hardly verbose, and certainly
> isn't spelling out every detail.
>
>> I prefer leaving things the way they are.
>
> And leave users without a clue? how's that preferable?

The circumstances in which the parenthesis are mismatched probably
vastly outweigh the circumstances in which the user wants to change
blink-matching-paren-distance.

So, it is arguably more confusing to the average user if the error
message mumbles something about blink-matching-paren-distance.  For
those who care, it's an apropos search away.





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