Xemacs/ESS on Mac OS X

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Wed Jan 30 10:19:41 CET 2002

>> Hi all,
>> I'm new to the Xemacs/ESS world. I recently installed XEmacs 21.4 on my 
>> Mac (OS X), which looks fine in X11. Since I want to run R with ESS 
>> 5.1.19, I installed this package, too, without changing anything in the 
>> 'ess-site.el' file.
>> After starting up XEmacs, I get the following error (besides of some 
>> keymapping/warnings):
>> > (1) (initialization/error) An error has occurred while loading 
>> > /Users/christof/.xemacs/init.el:
>> >
>> > Invalid byte code: "variable reference to constant symbol :group"
>> > ...
>> The content of the init.el file is:
>> > (load "/sw/lib/xemacs/site-lisp/ess-5.1.19/lisp/ess-site")
>> which is the path to the ess-site.el file.

Maybe you should delete the *.elc files in 

(the above ``Invalid byte code'' would mean that the compiled
emacs-lisp files (the *.elc ones) where compiled with an
incompatible (to your Xemacs) version of emacs.

Martin Maechler <maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch>	http://stat.ethz.ch/~maechler/
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