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RE: No such program, egrep error in Customize

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: No such program, egrep error in Customize
Date: Wed, 26 Dec 2007 11:45:56 -0800

> >   ispell-call-process("egrep" nil t nil "-i" "^blu.*$"
> "/usr/dict/words")
> Set ispell-grep-command to the name of the egrep program.

Right. It is - but not in emacs -Q.

I think the error message for Customize should say something more
user-friendly, in any case. If the user tries to complete some text (a
word), it should say why it can't do so at a higher level than a "searching
for program" error.

And why not have a fallback word/text-completion function that doesn't
depend on having ispell installed? Dabbrev, for instance - it might not be
that useful, but it could be better than nothing.

Or at least put the ispell part in a condition-case so the second `or'
branch can get tried, to pick up `lisp-complete-symbol'.

Anyway, I found the problem I had - see my other mail. Thx for your prompt

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