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Re: Invalid format character: ?m

From: Tim Connors
Subject: Re: Invalid format character: ?m
Date: Sat, 3 Jan 2004 23:56:47 +1100 (EST)

On Thu, 1 Jan 2004, Michael Albinus wrote:

> Tim Connors <address@hidden> writes:
> > A google search shows this has affected some other Xemacs user before,
> > more than a year ago, but a fix had made it into CVS. I notice that things
> > like (format-spec x `((?u . ,user)))) are still there in slightly differnt
> > forms, so I see no why this is happening again.
> >
> > BTW, (locate-library format-spec) is returning the version from tramp CVS.
> >
> > So the trace from CVS HEAD is shown below:
> >
> > Signaling: (error "Invalid format character: ?m")
> This happens if you have some Lisp files compiled with Emacs, but you
> use XEmacs. There are subtle differences in handling characters.
> In the Tramp directory, you might do the following:
>    make clean
>    configure --with-xemacs
>    make
> I'll play a little bit around with, in order to handle
> such situations more robust in the future.

Ahh - looking in my bash history, I ran
EMACS=xemacs-21.4 make
instead of
EMACS=xemacs-21.4 ./configure

Now I feel like a fool :)

TimC --
size doesn't matter, resolution matters:
Hmm, I might be able to use that one tonight.

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