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Re: pc-selection-mode and custom

From: Alex Schroeder
Subject: Re: pc-selection-mode and custom
Date: 25 Mar 2001 13:00:07 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.090001 (Oort Gnus v0.01) Emacs/20.7

The following message is a courtesy copy of an article
that has been posted to comp.emacs as well.

This goes as a CC to bug-gnu-emacs@gnu.org.

Kai.Grossjohann@CS.Uni-Dortmund.DE (Kai Gro├čjohann) writes:

> The code in Emacs 20.6 as well as 21.0 seems to set the variable
> correctly.  Which Emacs version did you look at?  Does your
> `defcustom' for pc-selection-mode include a `:set' clause?

GNU Emacs 20.7.1 (i686-pc-linux-gnu, X toolkit) of Sat Jun 24 2000 on snail

I put the following in a file called init:

 '(pc-selection-mode t))

I start Emacs like this:

emacs -q -l init

I check the variable:

pc-selection-mode's value is 

I check (describe-key (kbd "S-<left>")):

"S-left is undefined"

Therefore, the variable gets set, but pc-selection-mode is not run.
My copy of the pc-select.el has a copyright line from 1997.  I see the
:set clause and the pc-selection-mode variable has a docstring.

"set-foreground-color and set-background-color don't work for future frames."

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