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Re: number-or-marker-p

>>>>> On Fri, 27 Jul 2001 13:05:44 -0700, Jim McCloskey <mcclosk@ling.ucsc.edu> said:

 Jim> In Emacs 20.7 running under Debian GNU/linux `testing' (kernel
 Jim> version 2.4.6), I have an intermittent but annoying problem.

 Jim> Under two kinds of circumstance, I get the generic and
 Jim> mysterious error-message:

 Jim>    Wrong type argument: number-or-marker-p, (+ -4)

 Jim> This happens (i) when I try to do filename completion with
 Jim>                  `visit-file' or `dired'
 Jim>          or (ii) when I call `switch-to-buffer-in-another-frame'
 Jim>                  (C-x 5 b).

 Jim> It happens only occasionally, though, and I can always fix it by
 Jim> exiting the emacs session and restarting. I don't know how to
 Jim> reproduce the behaviour reliably, but I can be sure that it will
 Jim> happen ultimately if the emacs session is long enough.

 Jim> Does anyone know how I might trace this problem to its origins? 
 Jim> Or solve it? Thanks very much in advance,

Likely setting the var debug-on-error to t will give you a backtrace
(I'm xemacs guy and it works there).


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