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bug#782: marked as done (discrepancy between manual and function help t


From: Emacs bug Tracking System
Subject: bug#782: marked as done (discrepancy between manual and function help text for condition-case)
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2008 13:30:04 -0700

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--- Begin Message --- Subject: discrepancy between manual and function help text for condition-case Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2008 16:45:33 +0100 User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1 (gnu/linux)
Dear Emacs maintainers,

Evaluating (describe-function 'condition-case) displays a buffer
containing (amongst other things), this text:

  When a handler handles an error,
  control returns to the condition-case and the handler BODY... is executed
  with var bound to (SIGNALED-CONDITIONS . SIGNAL-DATA).

In contrast, evaluating (info "(elisp)Handling Errors") displays
(amongst other things) this text:

  The argument VAR is a variable.  `condition-case' does not bind
  this variable when executing the PROTECTED-FORM, only when it
  handles an error.  At that time, it binds VAR locally to an "error
  description", which is a list giving the particulars of the error.
  The error description has the form `(ERROR-SYMBOL . DATA)'.

I believe the text in the Elisp manual is the correct one.  That is, I
think the correct text is that the car of the value bound to the
variable is the error symbol, not the list of error conditions.

Can someone please fix this?

-- 
Joe

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In GNU Emacs 22.1.1 (i686-pc-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 2.8.20)
 of 2007-06-27 on artemis
Windowing system distributor `The X.Org Foundation', version 11.0.70000000
configured using `configure  '--prefix=/home/jbw/local2' '--enable-debug' 
'--disable-nls' '--with-x-toolkit=gtk' 'CFLAGS=-O0 -g3 -ggdb''





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--- Begin Message --- Subject: Re: discrepancy between manual and function help text for condition-case Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2008 16:25:53 -0400
I've clarified the docstring.  Thanks.


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