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Re: Replace Ubuntu-supplied matlab.el

From: Kevin Rodgers
Subject: Re: Replace Ubuntu-supplied matlab.el
Date: Thu, 06 May 2010 15:52:07 -0600
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Thomas Arildsen wrote:
On Thu, 06 May 2010 10:31:55 +0200, Andreas Politz wrote:

Thomas Arildsen <> writes:

I would like to download and install the newest Matlab mode for Emacs
from here: My Emacs already has
Matlab mode, apparently provided på the Ubuntu package
emacs-goodies-el. What would be the "correct" way of disabling
matlab.el from emacs-goodies-el and installing the newer version in

Thomas Arildsen
I think adding the new package earlier in your `load-path' would


Will that cause emacs-goodies-el not to load matlab.el when it sees that it has already been loaded?

Assuming emacs-goodies-el uses `require', yes.

But you don't even need to actually load the newer matlab.el, you just
need to install it in a directory that's in your `load-path' ahead of
the ubuntu version.

P.S. Don't forget to byte-compile matlab.el to matlab.elc

Kevin Rodgers
Denver, Colorado, USA

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