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Re: Elisp newbie string to symbol help


From: Michael Heerdegen
Subject: Re: Elisp newbie string to symbol help
Date: Thu, 07 Mar 2019 18:08:39 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Thomas Ingram <address@hidden> writes:

> I vaguely understand that it is expecting a symbol not a string and
> I've tried passing the string to make-symbol but that just changed the
> error to "Undefined Custom theme spacemacs-dark"

`make-symbol' returns an uninterned symbol which is different from the
symbol you want (though it has the same name).  You want `intern' or
`intern-soft'.  For the details see the manual.

Michael.



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