[ESS] Symbol's function definition is void: regexp-opt

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Wed Sep 28 10:09:52 CEST 2005

>>>>> "StEgl" == Stephen Eglen <S.J.Eglen at damtp.cam.ac.uk>
>>>>>     on Tue, 27 Sep 2005 10:53:29 +0100 writes:

    StEgl> First, John, thanks very much for the backtrace --
    StEgl> this helps us debug quickly.

    >> I'm having a little trouble getting ESS to work on a
    >> windows machine.  Xemacs 21.5.17 ESS 5.2.10 R-2.1.1
    >> Symbol's function definition is void: regexp-opt

    StEgl> regexp-opt is a function that exists in Gnu Emacs,
    StEgl> and seems to be okay too in XEmacs 21.4.13

    StEgl> A similar report for AUC TeX was made last April:
    StEgl> http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/auctex/2005-04/msg00048.html

    StEgl> so the solution seems to be install either the
    StEgl> xemacs-base package or the sumo tarball to get the
    StEgl> regexp-opt functionality in your xemacs.

Maybe we could improve the error message in the case regexp-opt
is not available {for Xemacs}?

John, it seems that Xemacs 21.5.17 is a alpha/beta testing version
of Xemacs since the stable version of Xemacs is still 21.4.17.
Or is this just a typo and you meant 21.4.17 ?????


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