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Re: emacs on novocane during .emacs loading?


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: emacs on novocane during .emacs loading?
Date: 16 Jan 2002 22:41:51 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.1

address@hidden (Dan Jacobson) writes:

> By the way, my .emacs file contained the fragment "buffer":
> 
> (setq bla 1)
> buffer
> (setq fla 2)
> 
> this does not trigger any errors during the loading of .emacs ... odd.
> Only when doing eval-current-buffer do I catch the error.
> 
> simple test: put those three line in /tmp/a, then
> $ emacs -q -l /tmp/a

I'd venture a guess that you experience a quirk of dynamical instead
of lexical scoping: `buffer' might be locally bound to something in
the lisp-loading or evaluating code.

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David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum
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