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Re: proposal to make null string handling more emacs-y

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: proposal to make null string handling more emacs-y
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2012 12:41:38 +0900

Jeremiah Dodds <address@hidden> writes:
>>> and the downside is that some user is sitting there unable to start
>>> Emacs because two required packages -- packages that may be used only
>>> on demand or not at all -- are arguing over some runtime value.
>>> That's a big downside.
>> WTF do you keep going on about Emacs startup?
> I believe this is because it seems that the "uh-oh i got a nil when I
> expected a string" error commonly happens on emacs startup, confusing
> new users, presumably after loading some big bunch of elisp.

Does it?  I don't think I've _ever_ seen that error at startup (though
I've certainly had errors during startup)...


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