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Re: crash: x_error_quitter

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: crash: x_error_quitter
Date: Sat, 12 May 2007 19:31:52 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.99 (gnu/linux)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     This is Yet Another Unnecessary X Protocol Error Crash, probably the
>     5th or 6th one to date.  As I've said many times, it's not necessary
>     for Emacs to crash on X protocol errors, since they are not fatal
>     errors, and can occur on misconfigured X servers.  The only reason to
>     crash is to annoy the user.
> The reason we make this crash is so we can find the causes and fix them.

Except I don't think we've found a single legitimate bug this way.
Every time this comes up, we just end up adding yet another call to
x_catch_error.  Since X "protocol errors" are really more like warning
messages (as opposed to X "fatal errors"), I don't envision any other
situation cropping up.

But hey, CPU cycles are cheap these days, so what does it matter if we
plaster unnecessary x_catch_error calls all over the code.

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