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Re: number-or-marker-p

James LewisMoss wrote:

>>>>>>On Fri, 27 Jul 2001 13:05:44 -0700, Jim McCloskey <mcclosk@ling.ucsc.edu> said:
> 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'
Do you mean `find-file'? I checked and found there is no such a thing as

> 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.
How long is 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).
Well, I'm using GNU Emacs 20.7 on woody as well but never come across
such things.

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