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bug#24649: 24.5; Why no standard error for "Trailing garbage following e


From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#24649: 24.5; Why no standard error for "Trailing garbage following expression"?
Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2019 02:25:37 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Lars Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden> writes:

> Drew Adams <address@hidden> writes:
>
>> Shouldn't this error be a standard error?  If not a new standard error,
>> shouldn't it at least use one of the existing standard errors, such as
>> `scan-error' or `invalid-read-syntax'?
>>
>> Otherwise, how to easily handle this error (e.g., to tell the user to
>> correct the input being read and then read again)?
>
> Makes sense to me.  I'm not sure what signal to use, though -- anybody
> got an idea?

[...]

> +         xsignal1 (Qinvalid_read_syntax,
> +                   build_string ("Trailing garbage following expression"));

There weren't any comments, so I've now applied this.  If somebody has a
better idea for the error signal, please amend.

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