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[h-e-w] Re: emacs 21.1 : strange apropos; WoMan

From: Dr Francis J. Wright
Subject: [h-e-w] Re: emacs 21.1 : strange apropos; WoMan
Date: Fri, 02 Nov 2001 16:48:25 +0000

Norbert Caudéran wrote:
>  With runemacs -q, ther's no problem. I don't have a Man-mode in this case.
> I found that there is a woman.el(c) in emacs/lisp directory, and that I had 
> an older woman.el(c) in my load-path. If I remove this old package from my 
> load-path, the problem doesn't appear anymore. I don't know how an old 
> package could corrupt the way apropos works...

Neither do I.  I find that apropos shows up Man-mode after I have loaded
either man or woman, but not otherwise, and without causing any
corruption that I can see.  (WoMan loads man to use a few of its

As a general remark, the version of woman.el currently available from my
web server should not be used with Emacs 21, which already contains a
better version (although the only difference is the fit with Emacs 21,
as far as I recall).  With Emacs 21, you can probably discard any
autoload functions relating to WoMan but you probably want to keep any
other WoMan customizations.  Similar remarks apply to other packages
that are now part of Emacs 21 and patches that are no longer required;
in some cases, running such packages or patches may upset Emacs 21.



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