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Re: auto-insert help-buffer

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: auto-insert help-buffer
Date: Thu, 08 Mar 2007 11:23:12 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.95 (gnu/linux)

> emacs -q
> M-x auto-insert
> Prompt for keyword
> C-h
> opens a help-buffer with descriptions, but without the
> corresponding keywords visible.
> This buffer vanishes, when clicked by mouse.
> =>
> scroll-bar-toolkit-scroll: Wrong type argument

An easier way is to evaluate

  (let ((minibuffer-help-form "You are inserting a skeleton."))
    (read-string "Foo: " "Bar"))

type C-h, click on the help window, and observe the error.

This seems to be the result of the following code in keyboard.c:3316.

Basically, we record-unwind-protect the current window configuration
before launching the help form, which creates a new window.
Therefore, when the mouse click on the temporary window comes through,
the unbind_to first removes the window, then runs the mouse bindings,
which fail because the window is no longer live.

One possibility is to remove the unwind protect; the other is to check
in the mouse-click functions whether the desired window is live or
not.  Which solution is preferable?

  /* Process the help character specially if enabled */
  if (!NILP (Vhelp_form) && help_char_p (c))
      Lisp_Object tem0;
      count = SPECPDL_INDEX ();

      record_unwind_protect (Fset_window_configuration,
                             Fcurrent_window_configuration (Qnil));

      tem0 = Feval (Vhelp_form);
      if (STRINGP (tem0))
        internal_with_output_to_temp_buffer ("*Help*", print_help, tem0);

      cancel_echoing ();
        c = read_char (0, 0, 0, Qnil, 0, NULL);
      while (BUFFERP (c));
      /* Remove the help from the frame */
      unbind_to (count, Qnil);

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