[Cython] Bug in cython-mode.el under GNU Emacs 23.2.1

Robert Bradshaw robertwb at math.washington.edu
Fri Mar 25 01:18:35 CET 2011

On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 3:48 PM, Lisandro Dalcin <dalcinl at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 22 March 2011 02:21, Vitja Makarov <vitja.makarov at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 2011/3/22 Rafe Kettler <rafe.kettler at gmail.com>:
>>> I've just tried out cython-mode.el and I was a bit disappointed when it
>>> didn't work right off the bat.
>>> I added the following to my .emacs:
>>> (setq load-path (cons "~/lib/emacs-plugins" load-path))
>>> (require 'cython-mode)
>>> this initially gave me the following error when I restarted emacs:
>>>     Warning (initialization): An error occurred while loading
>>> `/home/rafe/.emacs':
>>>     File error: Cannot open load file, python-mode
>>>     To ensure normal operation, you should investigate and remove the
>>>     cause of the error in your initialization file.  Start Emacs with
>>>     the `--debug-init' option to view a complete error backtrace.
>>> So, seeing that python-mode wasn't around, I changed line 3 of
>>> cython-mode.el from (require 'python-mode) to (require 'python) and
>>> everything works now.
>>> I got this mode from Github this morning and it is the latest version (you
>>> can see it at
>>> https://github.com/cython/cython/blob/master/Tools/cython-mode.el).
>>> I'm not an emacs lisp expert, so I'm not sure if there's something I'm
>>> missing here or if I somehow loaded the package correctly. Anyway, I thought
>>> you guys should know that I had a problem with the file but managed to get a
>>> fix. If my fix needs to be applied, I'll patch it on Github.
>>> This is GNU Emacs 23.2.1 x64 on Fedora 14, btw.
>>> Rafe
>> Emacs23 have native support for python, you can install python-mode package:
>> $ sudo apt-get install python-mode
>> Instead of requiring python it's better to try python-mode first then python:
>> (when (not (require 'python-mode nil t))
>>  (require 'python))
> Should we push this fix?

Makes sense to me. Rafe, can you push your changes and do a pull request?

- Robert

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