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Re: shell problems after upgrading NTEmacs from 19.34 to 21.2

From: Swengtoo
Subject: Re: shell problems after upgrading NTEmacs from 19.34 to 21.2
Date: 5 Nov 2002 11:17:26 -0800 (Swengtoo) wrote in message 
> But now I need to know why the same statement wouldn't work from my
> .emacs - is it possible that evaluation stops prior to reaching this
> statement (again, only in 21.2, not in 19.34...). If this is the case,
> then I am even more puzzled since I encapsulated my original .emacs
> within the following:
> (setq debug-on-error t)
> < original .emacs >
> (setq debug-on-error nil)
> to enable debug - and emacs does not report ANY errors.
> What am I missing here?

I finally solved the problem (thanks to single-step lisp debugging in
My shell customization code was conditioned by (eq window-system

Well, guess what? in Emacs 19.34 window-system contained "win32" for
the NTEmacs environment, but now in Emacs 21.2 window-system returns
now "w32".

That's what has changed. I wish I could have read it somewhere in the
news without having to go through this debug effort (I am not a lisp

Anyway, now the problem is solved, thank you everybody and I hope that
this tip will help someone.


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