Here is the complete list of the error symbols in standard Emacs,
grouped by concept. The list includes each symbol's message (on the
error-message property of the symbol) and a cross reference to a
description of how the error can occur.
Each error symbol has an
error-conditions property that is a
list of symbols. Normally this list includes the error symbol itself
and the symbol
error. Occasionally it includes additional
symbols, which are intermediate classifications, narrower than
error but broader than a single error symbol. For example, all
the errors in accessing files have the condition
we do not say here that a certain error symbol has additional error
conditions, that means it has none.
As a special exception, the error symbol
quit does not have the
error, because quitting is not considered an error.
See Errors, for an explanation of how errors are generated and handled.
"Args out of range"
"Beginning of buffer"
"Buffer is read-only"
"Invalid coding system"
"Symbol's chain of function indirections contains a loop"
"Symbol's chain of variable indirections contains a loop"
"End of buffer"
"End of file during parsing"
file-error, because it pertains to the Lisp reader, not to file I/O.
file-error. It occurs when
copy-filetries and fails to set the last-modification time of the output file.
file-erroris present. Thus, the error-strings are not very relevant. However, these error symbols do have
error-messageproperties, and if no data is provided, the
error-messageproperty is used.
file-error, which results from problems in accessing a remote file using ftp.
"Invalid read syntax"
"The mark is not active now"
"No catch for tag"
"Attempt to set a constant symbol"
t, and any symbols that start with ‘:’, may not be changed.
"Text is read-only"
"Symbol's function definition is void"
"Symbol's value as variable is void"
"Wrong number of arguments"
"Wrong type argument"
These kinds of error, which are classified as special cases of
arith-error, can occur on certain systems for invalid use of
"Arithmetic domain error"
"Arithmetic overflow error"
"Arithmetic range error"
"Arithmetic singularity error"
"Arithmetic underflow error"