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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 10:16:04 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> > +      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.
>
> Thanks, but this change needs to be reflected in the ELisp manual,
> where currently invalid-read-syntax is documented for a different use
> case.

Let's see...  Qargs_out_of_range would be inappropriate...  And
Qwrong_type_argument...  Perhaps the closest one of the predefined
errors would be Qend_of_file?

Or we could have a new one.  `garbage-follows-expression'?  That's
pretty explicit.

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