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Re: old bootstrap error emerges again

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: old bootstrap error emerges again
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2006 21:43:28 +0200

> From: Jason Rumney <address@hidden>
> Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2006 22:41:40 +0000
> Cc: address@hidden
> Zhang Wei <address@hidden> writes:
> > "./oo-spd/i386/temacs.exe" -batch -l loadup bootstrap
> >From loadup.el
>   (message "Finding pointers to doc strings...")
>   (if (or (equal (nth 3 command-line-args) "dump")
>         (equal (nth 4 command-line-args) "dump"))
>       (let ((name emacs-version))
> ....
>       )
>     (condition-case nil
>       (Snarf-documentation "DOC")
>       (error nil)))
> This could be the reason the emacs used for bootstrapping uses DOC for
> its docfile, as it is dumped using "bootstrap", not "dump".

Yes, that's expected.

> The errors seem to be coming from explicit calls to `documentation' in
> the url-handlers-create-wrapper macro in url-handlers.el

The problem is, on my system (and on anyone else's who succeeds to
bootstrap), Fdocumentation returns nil without ever calling
get_doc_string (which is the function that errors out for the OP).
The question is, why the difference.

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