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Re: Loading local .emacs from remote machine

From: gebser
Subject: Re: Loading local .emacs from remote machine
Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2003 19:38:37 -0500

Kevin Rodgers at 16:30 (UTC-0700) on Tue, 4 Feb 2003 said:

= wrote:
= > Kai Großjohann at 18:30 (UTC+0100) on Tue, 4 Feb 2003 said:
= > = But the main problem is that tramp-shell-prompt-pattern is not
= > = supposed to be a list.  It's supposed to be a string.
= > 
= > A string in elisp must be some really strange thing.
= > 
= > (add-to-list 'tramp-shell-prompt-pattern "abc")
= > 
= > also gives the same error.  It seems that everything and anything I put into
= > the third arg is a listp.  It's a shame elisp is so obtuse.  I'd like to 
= > it so's to do some helpful work on emacs.  Several times I've tried to do
= > simple things in elisp, following books and tutorials, but never had any
= > progress with it.  Maybe I need to be dyslexic.  :)
= Emacs Lisp is not Tcl, and a string is not a list.

No argument here.  I'd even add that Emacs lisp isn't C, C++, java,
pascal, html, sh, bash, or perl.  But all these and many others have
pretty much the same syntax for a string.  You can go pretty far in any
of those-- at least assign a value to a variable-- just by knowing that
a string is zero or more characters enclosed in double quotes.

Anyone have a similarly easy recipe for a string is in elisp?

= (setq tramp-shell-prompt-pattern
=       (concat tramp-shell-prompt-pattern "\\|abc"))

Happy Gui-Wei 4700

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