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Re: Does display-buffer display the buffer or not?

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: Does display-buffer display the buffer or not?
Date: Fri, 24 Dec 2010 10:58:36 +0100

On Fri, Dec 24, 2010 at 10:31 AM, martin rudalics <address@hidden> wrote:
>>   Make buffer BUFFER-OR-NAME appear in some window but don't select it.
>>   BUFFER-OR-NAME must be a buffer or the name of an existing
>>   buffer.  Return the window chosen to display BUFFER-OR-NAME or
>>   nil if no such window is found.
>> I do not understand the last sentence. Could it happen that the buffer
>> is not displayed?
> It could happen but it's very unlikely.
>> In that case, should not that be an error?
> Not really since this might try to display the *Backtrace* buffer :-(


Does not the error routines do all they can to survive situations like
that? What happens otherwise for example if an error occurs because
the buffer was not displayed?

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