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Re: When/where does setq work?

From: Rusi
Subject: Re: When/where does setq work?
Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2014 21:04:44 -0700 (PDT)
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On Thursday, April 3, 2014 4:32:19 AM UTC+5:30, Florian v. Savigny wrote:
> Hi Rusi,

>   > org-export-html-style is an org-mode variable defined in org-html.el.
>   > Its 'effect' is the css styles that are used by org's html export
>   > eg
>   > code {
>   >     color: #00f;
>   > }
>   > makes the color of code in <code> </code> blocks blue
>   > Now I edit my-org.css
>   > code {
>   >     color: #7f7f7f
>   > }
>   > (ie the new color is now grey)

> But at this point you run your load-my-css, don't you?

>   > And I export the (some) org file I am working on.
>   > It still shows as blue.
>   > This is what I mean by "no effect"

> This is the kind of scenario that we were hinting at: Chances are that
> there are simply some added layers of complexity between the variable
> and its effect (for whatever technological reason - as humans, we find
> this counterintuitive). Example: When loaded, org-html.el sets a
> variable to the value of org-export-html-style. (In that case,
> reloading org-html.el after running load-my-css should have the same
> effect as restarting emacs.)  But this is just an example for
> illustration. It is better to simply try:

> C-h v org-export-html-style

> after running load-my-css as I have indicated above. My guess is it's
> perfectly set to the new value then. If not, try the edebug-defun
> method and report, please.

Yes its getting set.

So now it looks that org mode is 'early-binding' that variable:
ie its using the initial value of that variable and not using the
new value when/if its changed.

However thats strange since, even after org-reload it keeps its old value...

Guess I'll ask on the org list.

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