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Re: wrong type error in local variables

From: Douglas Lewan
Subject: Re: wrong type error in local variables
Date: Fri, 3 Jul 2020 01:13:39 -0400
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On 7/2/20 11:45 PM, Emanuel Berg via Users list for the GNU Emacs text editor wrote:
Douglas Lewan wrote:

you should be verifying that the
(find-file-noselect) succeeded.
BTW, how do you verify that?

   (when (find-file-noselect "~/.emacs") t) ; t

but also

   (when (find-file-noselect "~/there-is-no-file") t) ; t
Good question. Maybe it can't fail. I've certainly worked in other worlds where such cases exist. I imagine that (find-file-noselect nil) would not behave well, but in that situation you probably should have caught the nil first.

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