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Re: emacs won't open files at startup from command line


From: Dan Nicolaescu
Subject: Re: emacs won't open files at startup from command line
Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2009 07:05:02 -0800 (PST)

Lennart Borgman <address@hidden> writes:

  > On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 3:53 PM, Dan Nicolaescu <address@hidden> wrote:
  > > Lennart Borgman <address@hidden> writes:
  > >
  > >  > On Fri, Oct 30, 2009 at 8:53 PM, J. David Boyd <address@hidden> wrote:
  > >  > > address@hidden (J. David Boyd) writes:
  > >  > >
  > >  > >> address@hidden (Pascal J. Bourguignon) writes:
  > >  > >>
  > >  > >>> Tyler Smith <address@hidden> writes:
  > >  > >>>
  > >  > >>>> address@hidden (J. David Boyd) writes:
  > >  > >>>>
  > >  > >>>>> I could use some help troubleshooting this.
  > >  > >>>>>
  > >  > >>>>> When I start up emacs, it doesn't load the files I name on the 
command
  > >  > >>>>> line, unless I do an 'emacs -q' to not load any init files.
  > >  > >>>>>
  > >  > >>>>> Obviously, it must be something in my .emacs file, but I don't 
see
  > >  > >>>>> anything that I've changed in the recent past.
  > >  > >>>>>
  > >  > >>>>> Where should I start to debug this?  I don't get any errors when 
it
  > >  > >>>>> runs, it just refuses to load anything from the command line.
  > >  > >>>>
  > >  > >>>> At the risk of stating the obvious, have you tried commenting out 
all of
  > >  > >>>> your .emacs, then progressively uncommenting it to isolate the 
lines
  > >  > >>>> that are causing the problem? comment-region (aka M-;) makes this
  > >  > >>>> pretty quick to do.
  > >  > >>>
  > >  > >>> Also, the OP could try:
  > >  > >>>
  > >  > >>>     emacs --debug-init file.txt
  > >  > >>>
  > >  > >>> If the file is not open it might be because there's a bug in 
~/.emacs
  > >  > >>
  > >  > >>
  > >  > >> That I have tried.  No errors at all...  I was hoping that there 
would
  > >  > >> be one, but everything loads just fine, no errors, just doesn't 
load the
  > >  > >> file(s) named on the command line.
  > >  > >>
  > >  > >> Thanks for the idea, though.
  > >  > >
  > >  > > Found it!  I've been calling table.el for years, but somehow it must 
be
  > >  > > incompatible with emacs 23.1.1.  Took that out, works great.  Never 
used
  > >  > > the functionality in it anyway...
  > >  > >
  > >  > > Dave
  > >  >
  > >  >
  > >  > The file table.el is included in Emacs now.
  > >  >
  > >  > This is not the first time I have seen quite interesting side effects
  > >  > from using old versions of a file that has later been included in
  > >  > Emacs. I think that some test should be made after startup for
  > >  > potential such loadings. (This could be run conditionally after all
  > >  > init files.)
  > >
  > > See `bad-packages-alist'
  > >
  > 
  > Ah, thanks, forgot about it.
  > 
  > Should not table.el be in this list too then?
  > And nxml too?

If they cause problems, they should.




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