[Bug: 21.4.22] recent-files.el missing error handling
kehoea at parhasard.net
Sun Jun 13 05:29:09 EDT 2010
Ar an t-aonú lá déag de mí Meitheamh, scríobh Thomas Viehweger:
> recent-files.el,v 1.9
> If the path length is too long the recent-files menue becomes unusable.
> It seems, only the Windows build is affected by this bug. At least
> Debian-testing is not affected.
> Syntax error: "Gui item produces too long displayable string", "%_1 ...."
> It would be nice, if a new variable would be introduced, for example
> and cut the first characters of the path/file similar as
> recent-files-filename-replacements does.
The issue also doesn’t arise with 21.5, where the relevant buffer is
The actual limit is MAX_MENUITEM_LENGTH, #define’d in gui.h as 128. The
function to modify would be #'recent-files-entry-to-menu-entry; I’m not in a
rush to do it myself, but if you were to submit a patch that worked for you,
I’d be happy to commit it.
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