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Re: emacs init and mode-maps

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: emacs init and mode-maps
Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2006 11:22:11 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Reiner Steib <> writes:

> On Thu, Jun 22 2006, Andreas Roehler wrote:
>> After defining a key in my emacs init file
>> (define-key sh-mode-map "\M-#" 'variable-anlegen)
>> emacs refused further loading and I got the following error
>> "Symbol's value as variable is void: sh-mode-map".
>> Meanwhile I know, that 
>> (require 'sh-script)
>> in the init file before will solve the problem.
>> Nonetheless, I consider this error as not appropriate,
>> as defining mode-keys in init files is a common task.
> Use `eval-after-load' or a mode hook.

(add-hook 'sh-mode-hook (lambda nil
   (define-key sh-mode-map "\M-#" 'variable-anlegen)))

Would be sort of the usual way to do this.  eval-after-load is rather
an emergency measure and not desirable here.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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