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Re: backtrace sets print-level to 3

From: Štěpán Němec
Subject: Re: backtrace sets print-level to 3
Date: Fri, 01 Oct 2010 15:12:14 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

"Drew Adams" <address@hidden> writes:

>> I think I'll just fix Fbacktrace to 1) restore the previous value upon
>> exit instead of setting it to Qnil, and 2) use 8 instead of 3.
> The print-(level|length) of backtraces should be under user control, i.e., at
> the Lisp level or, better, interactively (e.g. option).  It should not be
> hard-coded.
> If we are not using the global values of `print-level' and `print-length' or,
> better, similar-acting variables (options?) that are specific to backtraces,
> why
> not?  How can a user control this aspect of the bactrace output appearance?


I've been missing something like that, too. The current restriction
seems arbitrary and makes the `debug' backtraces much less useful than
they could be.


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