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Re: customization of browse-url has no effect

From: Lute Kamstra
Subject: Re: customization of browse-url has no effect
Date: Thu, 08 May 2003 17:42:42 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.1001 (Gnus v5.10.1) Emacs/21.3 (gnu/linux)

upro <address@hidden> writes:

> address@hidden (Johan Bockgård) writes:
>> upro <address@hidden> writes:
>>> Lute Kamstra <address@hidden> writes:
>>>> 3) you have a default.el that does this. To test the latter
>>>> possibility, put
>>>> (setq inhibit-default-init t)
>>>> in your .emacs to prevent loading default.el.
>>> You're great - with inhibit-default-init in .emacs it finally works!
>> [...]
>>> How come my custzom variable was not taken?
>> Point 3) above.
>> M-x locate-library RET default RET
>> will tell you where the file is.
> Oops - strange enough I don't have a file default.el... 

Really?  But, your Emacs does behave differently (i.e., with respect
to setting browse-url-browser-function on startup) when you put (setq
inhibit-default-init t) in your .emacs?  Amazing.  At this point I
would start grepping my hard disk.  ;-)

> How can a default value override my browse-program customization of
> there is no default.el file?!?

I'm baffled.

> Should I try to find one? I've been fine without until now...

There is no need to get one.  It's just that its presence would
explain the problem you were experiencing.


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