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Re: gnus registry menu problem in emacs 23.1

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: gnus registry menu problem in emacs 23.1
Date: Mon, 01 Feb 2010 09:55:54 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.110011 (No Gnus v0.11) Emacs/23.1.90 (gnu/linux)

On Fri, 29 Jan 2010 12:24:48 -0600 Ted Zlatanov <> wrote: 

TZ> On Sat, 16 Jan 2010 17:35:33 +0000 Paul Bibbings <> 
PB> However, with the same article selected as in 2. (above) clicking on the
PB> menu item:
PB> Gnus | Registry Mark | Important
PB> fails with:
PB> "Symbol's function definition is void: 
PB> gnus-registry-set-article-Important-mark"

PB> Is anybody able to help me understand what the problem might be here?
PB> I'm at a loss, being quite new to Emacs and Gnus (though loving it, I
PB> have to say). The menu item seems to be hooked into the correct function
PB> call, but it is somehow believing that it is undefined, whereas the
PB> other tests (above) show that it clearly is, and operates properly.

TZ> Try using this in gnus-sum.el around line 2640:

TZ>     ("Registry Mark"
TZ>      ["Important"     (lambda () (interactive) 
(gnus-registry-set-article-Important-mark))    t]
TZ>      ["Not Important" (lambda () (interactive) 
(gnus-registry-remove-article-Important-mark)) t]
TZ>      ["Personal"      (lambda () (interactive) 
(gnus-registry-set-article-Personal-mark))     t]
TZ>      ["Not Personal"  (lambda () (interactive) 
(gnus-registry-remove-article-Personal-mark))  t]
TZ>      ["Later"         (lambda () (interactive) 
(gnus-registry-set-article-Later-mark))        t]
TZ>      ["Not Later"     (lambda () (interactive) 
(gnus-registry-remove-article-Later-mark))     t]
TZ>      ["Work"          (lambda () (interactive) 
(gnus-registry-set-article-Work-mark))         t]
TZ>      ["Not Work"      (lambda () (interactive) 
(gnus-registry-remove-article-Work-mark))      t]
TZ>      ["To Do"         (lambda () (interactive) 
(gnus-registry-set-article-To-Do-mark))        t]
TZ>      ["Not To Do"     (lambda () (interactive) 
(gnus-registry-remove-article-To-Do-mark))     t])

TZ> instead of the version that just calls those functions.  I think it's
TZ> happening because the function is not defined when the menu is made, but
TZ> I don't know the exact failure mode.

TZ> If the above doesn't work, I may have to use `intern'.  Does anyone have
TZ> a better idea?  I don't want gnus-sum.el to load the registry because
TZ> not everyone wants it, but once this menu is built it's hard to update
TZ> it again.

Can anyone else try this change or suggest a better fix?


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