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Re: Cryptic error messages: Bug in guile?

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Cryptic error messages: Bug in guile?
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2018 21:47:32 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1 (gnu/linux)


Alex Vong <address@hidden> skribis:

> swedebugia <address@hidden> writes:
>> Hi
>> I try to package for guix.
>> Sometimes I forget a parens somewhere.
>> When I invoke make in the guix source tree the parens error will be
>> reported as any other kind of error. (unbound variable, package not
>> found, etc)


> What error message do you receive? Usually I get something like:
>   ERROR: In procedure read:
>   In procedure scm_i_lreadparen: #<unknown port>:1:2: end of file

This message is rather obscure (unless you’re familiar with
libguile/read.c) so Guix has a hack to translate it into a
human-readable message:


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