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bug#1187: 23.0.60; Cannot read vline.el - invalid read syntax


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#1187: 23.0.60; Cannot read vline.el - invalid read syntax
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2008 15:07:12 +0200

> From: Lawrence Mitchell <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2008 13:30:24 +0100
> Cc: address@hidden
> 
> Drew Adams wrote:
> > Library vline.el can be read fine in Emacs 22, but Emacs 23 raises an
> > error, saying Invalid read syntax: "?".
> 
> The following sequence of events works for me in
> 
> GNU Emacs 23.0.60.4 (i686-pc-linux-gnu, X toolkit, Xaw3d scroll
> bars) of 2008-10-07 on lamacq.ph.ed.ac.uk
> 
> $ wget http://www.emacswiki.org/cgi-bin/emacs/download/vline.el \
> -O /tmp/vline.el
> 
> $ LANG=C emacs -Q --eval '(load-file "/tmp/vline.el")'
> LANG=C so that current-language-environment is "ASCII"
> and default-buffer-file-coding-system is nil.
> 
> Successfully prints:
> Loading /tmp/vline.el (source)...done

For me, the file vline.el downloaded from the above address loads
successfully even without setting LANG to "C".  Just a simple "C-x
C-f" works and doesn't throw any errors.

Either the version of vline.el Drew used is different, or something
else is at work here.  Drew, are you using the patched EmacsW32 binary
produced by Lennart?  If so, perhaps it's something that is being
triggered by the patches.  Or maybe something in Drew's .emacs
customizations?






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