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Odd error message



set debug-on-error to t and see what the backtrace is.

It's quite likely you wont get a backtrace if the message is coming
from a signal that is being caught by emacs itself.

If that is the case, the reason why you see the message with emacspeak
--but not with vanila emacs is that emacspeak needs to advice function
signal to make certain things talk.
A side-effect of this is that if some piece of lisp code throws an
error and that error gets handled the average emacs user never finds
out about it, but emacspeak does let you know that the signal
happened.

 >>>>> "Tim" == Tim Cross
<tcross@pobox.une.edu.au> writes:


    Tim> Last night while working with a friend, we came across an odd
    Tim> error message while running emacspeak and I would like to ask
    Tim> others to see if they can reproduce it.

    Tim> While running under X, switch to the *scratch* buffer.  Use
    Tim> the mouse to select one of the menu options at the top of the
    Tim> screen.

    Tim> Do you get an error message saying

    Tim> Line does not start with ";"

    Tim> I also get this behavior in emacs-lisp-mode buffers.

    Tim> When I look in the *Messages* buffer, there is a message like

    Tim> L [3 times]

    Tim> I only noticed this because I was working with a sighted
    Tim> friend who uses the menus at the top of the screen - I prefer
    Tim> to use the keyborad for obvious reasons. The message only
    Tim> appears to occur in modes dealing with list such as emacs
    Tim> lisp mode and interactive lisp mode.

    Tim> Would be interested in knowing if anyone else observes this
    Tim> or if it is just something screwy in my configuration.

    Tim> Tim -- Tim Cross E-Mail: tcross@pobox.une.edu.au
    Tim> Analyst/Programmer Phone: 6773 3210 Applications Group
    Tim> Mobile: 0412 969193 University of New England --- find /
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--raman

      
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