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bug#11519: "Wrong type argument: characterp" building custom-deps while


From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: bug#11519: "Wrong type argument: characterp" building custom-deps while boostrapping
Date: Sun, 20 May 2012 21:49:02 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.1.50 (gnu/linux)

> If you started looking, I think you can stop.  It's a address@hidden
> heisenbug.  If I add a single (message %s file) to
> custom-make-dependencies, it displays ethio-util.el as the last file
> name before the error.  But adding another message makes the problem
> disappear, and the bootstrap runs flawlessly to completion.  Likewise,
> running just "make custom-deps" with the emacs.exe built by the first
> stage of the bootstrap doesn't produce any errors.

I guess the best options is to change the makefile so it sets
debug-on-error (and/or starts Emacs under a debugger) in the area of
interest and hope that the problem will still show up.


        Stefan





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