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Re: .emacs help

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: .emacs help
Date: 11 Sep 2002 10:25:48 +0900

address@hidden writes:
> > This is the error I get:
> > File error: "Cannot open load file", "backup-dir"
> > .emacs from xemacs customization:
> > (custom-set-variables
> >  '(bkup-backup-directory-info (quote (("." "~emiller/emacs_bkup" 
> > ok-create))) nil (backup-dir)))
> Ugh, I think the parens are unbalanced.  Odd since this came
> right out of xemacs!

No, the parens seem fine.  The problem is that the `(backup-dir)' part
of the customization entry does what you might expect:  it tells emacs
that the `backup-dir' feature is required before defining that variable,
and emacs will try to load `backup-dir.el' to define it.

Since `backup-dir.el' is an xemacs-only thing, it of course fails.

This is for bug-gnu-emacs:

It would be nice if emacs just ignored customization entries that result
in an error (I often ran into the same problem when trying to use older
versions of emacs with my emacs21 .emacs file).

I'd rather be consing.

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