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#3123 wrong # args message

obsolete: 8.4.9
closed-wont-fix
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2005-04-28
2005-04-28
Don Porter
No

% proc foo{ x {}
% foo{
wrong # args: should be "foo\{ x"

I'd be slightly happier with no
backslash in the error message.

Discussion

  • Donal K. Fellows

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    Ugh. Spaces in command names vs. unbalanced braces in
    command names. :^(

     
  • Don Porter

    Don Porter - 2005-04-28

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    I'm softening on this one after
    a night of sleep.

    If we take the error message to
    be offering advice, the form with
    the backslash is better advice
    (moves without trouble into a
    brace-quoted script).

    Feel free to either close this, or
    convert to a low-priority RFE.

     
  • miguel sofer

    miguel sofer - 2005-04-28
    • status: open --> closed-wont-fix