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bug #54449: when a vital function is not bound, the error message is lacking information

Submitted by:  Benno Schulenberg <bens>
Submitted on:  Sun 05 Aug 2018 05:33:57 PM UTC  
Severity:  2 - Minor Status:  Fixed
Assigned to:  Benno Schulenberg <bens> Open/Closed:  Closed

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Sat 11 Aug 2018 08:15:54 AM UTC, comment #2:

Fixed in git, commit 2147e161.

Benno Schulenberg <bens>
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Mon 06 Aug 2018 05:46:40 PM UTC, comment #1:

There is no existing way to map a MMENU symbol to a menu name -- it would have to be made. It would take a double array: one of MMENU symbols and a corresponding one of menu names.

But... maybe this double array can also be used to make the reverse mapping? To simplify the long if-then-else ladder in strtomenu()? Hmmm... Sounds like a plan. :)

Benno Schulenberg <bens>
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Sun 05 Aug 2018 05:33:57 PM UTC, original submission:

To reproduce, put "unbind ^C search" in your nanorc, and run nano. It will fail to start and prints these two lines:

Fatal error: no keys mapped for function "Cancel". Exiting.
If needed, use nano with the -I option to adjust your nanorc settings.

It says «no keys mapped for function "Cancel"». Right. But where? In which menu? If I've just changed one line in my nanorc, I will know. But if I pasted a block of settings from another machine...

Expected behavior: it should mention in which menu the vital binding is missing.

(Aside: I don't think Cancel is an essential function in the Search menu: the user can just type some junk that does not exist in the file and press <Enter>, it will have the same effect. Only when the file is huge and searching takes a significant amount of time, would having a Cancel button be useful, but still not essential -- it will just waste some time, it will not make leaving the Search menu without moving the cursor impossible.)

Benno Schulenberg <bens>
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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2018-09-10 bens Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    2018-08-11 bens StatusIn Progress => Fixed
    2018-08-06 bens StatusWont Fix => In Progress
        Assigned toNone => bens
    2018-08-06 bens Severity3 - Normal => 2 - Minor
        StatusNone => Wont Fix

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