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


From: Dan Nicolaescu
Subject: Re: emacs won't open files at startup from command line
Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2009 06:53:48 -0800 (PST)

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.)

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