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ediff and tool-bar-mode

From: Bob Henz
Subject: ediff and tool-bar-mode
Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2005 13:18:30 -0400

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In GNU Emacs 21.4.1 (i686-pc-linux-gnu, X toolkit)
 of 2005-08-02 on venture
configured using `configure  --prefix=/users/rivers/gnu/emacs-21.4'
Important settings:
  value of $LC_ALL: nil
  value of $LC_COLLATE: nil
  value of $LC_CTYPE: nil
  value of $LC_MESSAGES: nil
  value of $LC_MONETARY: nil
  value of $LC_NUMERIC: nil
  value of $LC_TIME: nil
  value of $LANG: en_US.UTF-8
  locale-coding-system: utf-8
  default-enable-multibyte-characters: t

Please describe exactly what actions triggered the bug
and the precise symptoms of the bug:

I have the following statements in my .emacs file. (I'm running 21.4 I think?)
(tool-bar-mode      -1)

(require 'ediff)

;; Get rid of the annoying little (separate) ediff window and
;; turn it into a 3rd pane in the main emacs window.
(setq ediff-window-setup-function 'ediff-setup-windows-plain)

;; Put files side-by-side
(setq ediff-split-window-function 'split-window-horizontally)

Then do the following a the command line:

1) emacs '--eval=(ediff-files "api.c" "api.c")'

At this point emacs launches and ediff starts, but the ediff control window 
that usually appears at the bottom of the frame is missing.

If I do the following command instead (enabling the tool bar, THEN calling 
ediff) it works, but I've got that big honkin' tool bar taking up space.
2) emacs --funcall tool-bar-mode '--eval=(ediff-files "api.c" "api.c")'

If I do command (2), and then type M-x tool-bar-mode, the toolbar disappears 
and the ediff control window stays and everything is how I want it.

That prompted me to attempt a 3rd variation of the command...
3) emacs --funcall tool-bar-mode '--eval=(ediff-files "api.c" "api.c")' 
--funcall tool-bar-mode 

but command (3) ends up like command (1).   :-(

Recent input:
SPC i n SPC 2 . <backspace> <backspace> e m a c s SPC 
v e r s i o n SPC 2 . 3 <left> <left> 1 <right> <delete> 
4 SPC t h a t SPC w o n ' t SPC a l l o w SPC e d i 
f f SPC t o SPC r u n SPC w i t h o u t SPC t h t <backspace> 
e SPC t o o l b a r . C-x C-s C-x k <return> <next> 
<help-echo> <help-echo> <help-echo> <help-echo> <help-echo> 
<help-echo> <help-echo> <menu-bar> <help-menu> <re

Recent messages:
Mark set
Wrote /users/bhenz/bin/mediff [3 times]
Mark set
Wrote /users/bhenz/.emacs
Mark set [5 times]
Wrote /users/bhenz/bin/mediff [2 times]
Wrote /users/bhenz/.emacs
Mark set
Wrote /users/bhenz/bin/mediff [2 times]
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