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Re: [h-e-w] ruby-mode.el crashes my Emacs 2.3.1 on NT4

From: Jason Rumney
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] ruby-mode.el crashes my Emacs 2.3.1 on NT4
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2006 22:26:54 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (windows-nt)

address@hidden writes:

> Hi,
> After copying ruby-mode.el from the current ruby release into my
> Emacs/lisp/progmodes folder, my attempt to load-library ruby-mode
> ends consistently in a pretty abrupt crash.

Is there a ruby-mode.elc as well, or only ruby-mode.el? If there is an
elc file, try deleting it. If it works after that, you can recreate
the elc file with M-x byte-compile-file. The original elc file may
have been compiled with an incompatible version of XEmacs (I think the
current version of XEmacs is bytecode compatible with the current
version of Gnu Emacs, but there have been incompatibilities in the

If Emacs is crashing with just the .el file, then instead of loading
it in one go, open the file and execute parts of the file with M-x
eval-region until you narrow down the function that is causing the

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