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Re: elisp macros problem

From: Barry Margolin
Subject: Re: elisp macros problem
Date: Sat, 24 Jul 2004 15:15:27 -0400
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In article <address@hidden>,
 Lowell Kirsh <address@hidden> wrote:

> I am defining an emacs lisp macro to do:
> (my-add-hook 'lisp
>     ...)
> which should give:
> (add-hook 'lisp-mode-hook
>    (lambda () ...))
> I have:
> (defmacro my-add-hook (hook &rest body)
>    (let ((tempvar (make-symbol "cat")))
>      `(flet ((,tempvar (sym str)
>                        (make-symbol (concat (symbol-name sym) str))))
>         (add-hook (cat ,hook "-mode-hook") (lambda () ,@body)))))
> Does anyone know what's wrong with this and why it doesn't work?

You need to use ,tempvar in place of cat in the last line.

Barry Margolin, address@hidden
Arlington, MA
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