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Re: "variable [in .emacs] is void"


From: gebser
Subject: Re: "variable [in .emacs] is void"
Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2003 18:58:31 -0500 (EST)

At 09:29 (UTC-0600) on 20 Dec 2003 Tim McNamara said:

= address@hidden writes:
= 
= > When starting emacs, an error is reported in *Messages*:
= > 
= > Error in init file: Symbol's value as variable is void:
= > mail-mode-map
= > 
= > The first place in .emacs where that variable occurs is:
= > 
= > (add-hook 'mail-setup-hook
= >           '(lambda ()
= >              (substitute-key-definition
= >                'next-line 'mail-abbrev-next-line
= >                mail-mode-map global-map)
= >              (substitute-key-definition
= >                'end-of-buffer 'mail-abbrev-end-of-buffer
= >                mail-mode-map global-map)))
= > 
= > My guess is that some other code is required prior to this.  After
= > emacs is loaded and I do "M-x mail", I can evaluate it fine (in
= > .emacs).
= > 
= > Any ideas?
= 
= Does that need to be (...  mail-mode-map global-map t) or (... nil) as
= the case may be?

The notes I made in my .emacs for this item tell me that I cut-n-pasted 
it from the emacs manual....  Yep, just found it in the section "Mail 
Aliases".  That's a naughty manual.









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