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Re: emacs won't open files at startup from command line


From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: emacs won't open files at startup from command line
Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2009 15:57:38 +0100

On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 3:53 PM, Dan Nicolaescu <address@hidden> wrote:
> Lennart Borgman <address@hidden> writes:
>
>  > On Fri, Oct 30, 2009 at 8:53 PM, J. David Boyd <address@hidden> wrote:
>  > > address@hidden (J. David Boyd) writes:
>  > >
>  > >> address@hidden (Pascal J. Bourguignon) writes:
>  > >>
>  > >>> Tyler Smith <address@hidden> writes:
>  > >>>
>  > >>>> address@hidden (J. David Boyd) writes:
>  > >>>>
>  > >>>>> I could use some help troubleshooting this.
>  > >>>>>
>  > >>>>> When I start up emacs, it doesn't load the files I name on the 
> command
>  > >>>>> line, unless I do an 'emacs -q' to not load any init files.
>  > >>>>>
>  > >>>>> Obviously, it must be something in my .emacs file, but I don't see
>  > >>>>> anything that I've changed in the recent past.
>  > >>>>>
>  > >>>>> Where should I start to debug this?  I don't get any errors when it
>  > >>>>> runs, it just refuses to load anything from the command line.
>  > >>>>
>  > >>>> At the risk of stating the obvious, have you tried commenting out all 
> of
>  > >>>> your .emacs, then progressively uncommenting it to isolate the lines
>  > >>>> that are causing the problem? comment-region (aka M-;) makes this
>  > >>>> pretty quick to do.
>  > >>>
>  > >>> Also, the OP could try:
>  > >>>
>  > >>>     emacs --debug-init file.txt
>  > >>>
>  > >>> If the file is not open it might be because there's a bug in ~/.emacs
>  > >>
>  > >>
>  > >> That I have tried.  No errors at all...  I was hoping that there would
>  > >> be one, but everything loads just fine, no errors, just doesn't load the
>  > >> file(s) named on the command line.
>  > >>
>  > >> Thanks for the idea, though.
>  > >
>  > > Found it!  I've been calling table.el for years, but somehow it must be
>  > > incompatible with emacs 23.1.1.  Took that out, works great.  Never used
>  > > the functionality in it anyway...
>  > >
>  > > Dave
>  >
>  >
>  > The file table.el is included in Emacs now.
>  >
>  > This is not the first time I have seen quite interesting side effects
>  > from using old versions of a file that has later been included in
>  > Emacs. I think that some test should be made after startup for
>  > potential such loadings. (This could be run conditionally after all
>  > init files.)
>
> See `bad-packages-alist'
>

Ah, thanks, forgot about it.

Should not table.el be in this list too then?
And nxml too?




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