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bug#14254: 24.3; read-number fails to recognize faulty numbers (string-t
bug#14254: 24.3; read-number fails to recognize faulty numbers (string-to-number toblame)
Wed, 24 Apr 2013 08:13:41 -0700
> >> Now (string-to-number "junk") returns 0.
> > It always did, as documented.
> That presumably means that read-number never worked as originally
> expected. The comment in source file says that read-number should be
> used for "n" interactive spec, but "n" spec works as expected, so
> read-number is not used there.
> Wouldn't it be more natural for string-to-number to return nil rather
> than 0 in a non-number case?
See my last reply. It's not about `string-to-number'. It's about
And no, it has always worked as expected, up through Emacs 24.2. It was broken
in 24.3, by changing (read str) to (string-to-number str).