[elinks-users] garbled error messages

Jonas Fonseca fonseca at diku.dk
Fri May 6 12:15:13 PDT 2005

Jon Shapcott <eden at xibalba.demon.co.uk> wrote Fri, May 06, 2005:
> On Fri, May 06, 2005 at 08:47:47PM +0200, Jonas Fonseca wrote:
> > Miciah Dashiel Butler Masters <miciah at myrealbox.com> wrote Fri, May 06, 2005:
> > > -               info_box(errterm, MSGBOX_NO_TEXT_INTL,
> > > +               info_box(errterm, MSGBOX_NO_TEXT_INTL, MSGBOX_FREE_TEXT,
> > 
> >                                     MSGBOX_NO_TEXT_INTL | MSGBOX_FREE_TEXT,
> > 
> > The two MSGBOX flags should be ORed together.
> I figured that out when the compiler complained at me. Long time since I've
> hacked C, but those idioms still stick in the mind.
> Copying the string and telling the dialog to free it worked for me.

Great! :)

Miciah, will you commit the fix? Looks like 0.10 is also affected.

> Although I'm still a little puzzled as to why it suddenly started. It
> was doing the same thing for both alert_lua_error and
> alert_lua_error2, even with the extra copying going on in
> alert_lua_error2.

The Lua C code has not gotten so much attention lately. But I agree this
is a bit stupid.

> Thanks a lot for the help. I should return the favour, and maybe hack some
> on the unstable version. Both core.c and hooks.c get quite a lot shorter
> when you turn the cut'n'paste into functions, a drop some of the arcane
> passing of the global lua_State in and out of dialog events.

Don't mind if you do. ;)

> Now to get those function references into the lua 5 api ...


Jonas Fonseca

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