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Re: Wrong type argument: listp, w


From: Pascal Bourguignon
Subject: Re: Wrong type argument: listp, w
Date: 05 Dec 2004 06:32:09 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3

address@hidden (Kjetil Eide) writes:

> Recently I have been getting this errror when attempting to open files in 
> emacs
> (version 21.3.2):
> 
> Wrong type argument: listp, w
  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^  ^^^^^  ^
  What's wrong.          |    |
                         |    +--- what has been got.
                         +-- what was expected.   

> This happens when attempting to open "~/foo.txt" with C-x C-f.
> Here's the backtrace:
> 
> assoc("/home/kjetilei/foo.txt" w)
  ^^^^^ The function that detected the problem.

> save-place-find-file-hook()
> run-hooks(find-file-hooks)
            ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ the variable where there's a buggy function.

> after-find-file(nil t)
> find-file-noselect-1(#<buffer foo.txt> "~/foo.txt" nil nil "~/foo.txt" (67933 
> 7
> 74))
> find-file-noselect("~/foo.txt" nil nil 1)
> find-file("~/foo.txt" 1)
  ^^^^^^^^^ The initial command.

> call-interactively(find-file)
> 
> Does anyone have any idea what could be wrong?

Check the value of find-file-hooks. 
Perhaps there's one too many ' before a w.

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__Pascal Bourguignon__                     http://www.informatimago.com/
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