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Re: Forms Mode




I tried both M-x forms-find-file and C-e C-f with exactly the same
results - still get the error message. It all works fine if I replace
the call to read-file-name function with just the string identifying
the message file e.g. (setq forms-file "/var/log/messages") which
leads me to think I'm starting the forms mode correctly but the
forms-file variable is not being set via the call to
read-file-name. In fact, as I don't get prompted at all, I suspect
that read-file-name is not doing anything or is not setting the
forms-file variable. 

Tim
T. V. Raman writes:
> You need to open those files with M-x forms-find-file --not
> load them like a regular lisp file.
> 
> >>>>> "Tim" == Tim Cross <tcross@northnet.com.au> writes:
> 
>     Tim> I decided to try out the forms mode with the
>     Tim> example messages.el file provided in the emacspeak
>     Tim> distribution. However, I get the error
> 
>     Tim> Forms control file error: `forms-file' has not been
>     Tim> set
> 
>     Tim> When I look at the messages.el file, the following
>     Tim> piece of code makes me think that when I load this
>     Tim> file it should prompt me for the name of the file
>     Tim> to use and the forms-file
> 
>     Tim> (setq forms-file (read-file-name "Messages file: "
>     Tim> "/var/log/" "/var/log/messages"))
> 
>     Tim> and in fact, if I replace this with
> 
>     Tim> (setq forms-file "/var/log/messages")
> 
>     Tim> Everything works fine. So, what is going wrong
>     Tim> here? Why isn't the read-file-name function
>     Tim> working? Am I missing something vital?
> 
>     Tim> Feeling a bit thick (its been a long week and its
>     Tim> still only wednesday!)
> 
>     Tim> Tim
> 
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