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Re: Emacs lisp question

From: Barry Margolin
Subject: Re: Emacs lisp question
Date: Sun, 06 Feb 2011 20:38:54 -0500
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In article 
 Ben <address@hidden> wrote:

> I have a small ELlisp package that configures Emacs to use a vertical
> bar caret.  It takes into account the differences between GNU Emacs
> and XEmacs.
> In this package I have the following line.
> (setq-default cursor-type '(bar . bk-preferred-caret-width))
> bk-preferred-caret-width is a defcustom variable with a default value
> of 2.
> Unfortunately this does not have the desired effect.  However, the
> following does work.
> (setq-default cursor-type '(bar . 2))
> Can anyone suggest how I might get this to work?
> Thanks.

(setq-default cursor-type `(bar . ,bk-preferred-caret-width))

However, this grabs the value of bk-preferred-caret-width when Emacs 
starts up.  Changing it later won't have any effect.

Barry Margolin, address@hidden
Arlington, MA
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