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Re: Coding system conversion error

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: Coding system conversion error
Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2005 15:23:41 +0100
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Kenichi Handa <address@hidden> writes:

> In article <address@hidden>, "Jan D." <address@hidden> writes:
>> If the multibyte string is generated by an error and this is one of the 
>> places where we can detect the error, should we not keep the xassert?
> address@hidden (Kim F. Storm) writes:
>> I agree, but since the source of the error is in Lisp code, it would
>> be more helpful to signal an error rather than abort.
> I agree that signaling an error is better than xassert.
> But, it seems that a function in selection-converter-alist
> can return a multibyte string as long as we have a fixed
> rule about how to handle it.  And "converting to a unibyte
> string by string-make-unibyte" seems to be a good rule.

I see.

Could you please install that change now, as I've been bitten by
this crash more than once.

Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> http://www.cua.dk

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