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Re: Better startup error handling

From: David Engster
Subject: Re: Better startup error handling
Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2012 17:42:24 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110018 (No Gnus v0.18) Emacs/24.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier writes:
>>> The way I see it, we should ideally be able to load the .emacs in such
>>> a way that an error doesn't prevent the rest of the file from being
>>> loaded, and the error should be clearly signaled to the user with some
>>> kind of line-number information.
>> Yes.  This presumably means some sort of evaluator hook to execute some
>> code between each toplevel form, or wrap each top-level form in a
>> condition-case -- reader macros would I think handle it, but elisp
>> doesn't have those.
> Another way to do it is to not use `load' but to find-file .emacs and
> then eval-region chunk by chunk.

FWIW, I've written this for creating profiles of the init file:



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