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Re: [Bug-AUCTeX] 2005-06-04; Customization of Group TeX-quote

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: [Bug-AUCTeX] 2005-06-04; Customization of Group TeX-quote
Date: Sun, 05 Jun 2005 17:24:04 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Ralf Angeli <address@hidden> writes:

> * Franz Haeuslschmid (2005-06-05) writes:
>> Debugger entered--Lisp error: (void-function nil)
>>   nil((alist :key-type (string :tag "Language") :value-type (group (cons ... 
>> ...) (boolean :tag "Insert plain quote first" :value t))) nil)
> [...]
>> Emacs  : XEmacs 21.4 (patch 17) "Jumbo Shrimp" [Lucid] (i586-pc-win32) of 
>> Fri Apr 22 2005 on PAN
> XEmacs 21.4 doesn't provide the alist customization widget.  In the
> case of `TeX-quote-language-alist' I replaced that with a construct
> compatible with XEmacs for now.
> We have at least four other instances of alist widgets in
> tex-bar.el, latex.el, tex.el and preview.el.  I guess we would have
> to change these as well for the sake of XEmacs.  But currently I
> don't want to cripple more code for it.

Is replacing an alist by a repeat of cons in the type specification
really "crippling"?  No functionality is lost by that as far as I can
see, it is just somewhat less convenient to do.

I can understand that you find better things to do than going
overboard with XEmacs backward compatibility, but if no technical
reasons exist, maybe some XEmacs user would volunteer to do the

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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