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Re: r.f.e. emacs tutorial

From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: r.f.e. emacs tutorial
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2020 19:05:55 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1 (gnu/linux)

... what is "r.f.e.", Radio Free Europe?

Jude DaShiell wrote:

> on the emacs debugger for when .emacs and similar
> files get messed up how to use emacs --debug to
> locate problems and repair those problems?

There seems to be no such option as --debug according
to the man page emacs(1) (GNU Emacs 26.1,
2007 April 13 - hm ... that old a man page?)

OTOH, Emacs doesn't report an error on
$ emacs --debug # maybe because it is a prefix of
--debug-init, as e.g. --xyz does report
'Unknown option'.

(If indeed a prefix thing, it should be dropped IMO.
Error prone and doesn't look right - by
definition, even.)

Anyway, keeping up with the man page, it says:

    Enable Emacs Lisp debugger during the  process‐
    ing  of  the  user init file ~/.emacs.  This is
    useful for debugging problems in the init file.


  (info "(emacs) Initial Options")

it says

      Enable the Emacs Lisp debugger for errors in the init file.  *Note
      Entering the Debugger on an Error: (elisp)Error Debugging.

which is a reference to

  (info "(elisp) Error Debugging")


  (how-many "init") ; 4

HIH :)

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