Can't open perl files - error with cperl-mode(?)
I can't open perl files any longer. One note before I give
some more details: I am not an Emacs expert and I do not speak
Lisp while I do have a general idea of programming concepts. Please
keep that in mind when making assumptions about what I did and
how I did it.
This is an uptodate sid Debian system. I purged all emacs and
emacs mode related packages I could find and installed
C-x C-f /foo/bar.pl gives me an error message and does not open
the file. It does not matter wether that file exists or not.
Some debugging output. After doing "M-: (setq debug-on-error t)" I get
> Signaling: (wrong-number-of-arguments (lambda (beg end) (let* ((modified (buffer-modified-p)) (buffer-undo-list t) (inhibit-read-only t) (inhibit-point-motion-hooks t) before-change-functions after-change-functions deactivate-mark buffer-file-name buffer-file-truename) (remove-text-properties beg end (quote (face nil))) (when (and (not modified) (buffer-modified-p)) (set-buffer-modified-p nil)))) 3)
> signal(wrong-number-of-arguments ((lambda (beg end) (let* ... ... ...)) 3))
> byte-code("..." [buf data kill-buffer signal] 3)
> find-file("/tmp/alsdjf.pl" nil)
Opening a text file and starting perl-mode works (M-x <ENTER> perl-mode).
When syntax hightlighting is activated and I start typing perl code
I do get a similar error as above.
I was on IRC in #emacs yesterday and got much help there from one
person. We tried loading several non-compiled files to make the
debugging output more useful, but with no results. That person assumed
there might be a problem with font-lock.
I have no idea what to do next. Any hints appreciated. I would be
glad to give any more information. Just send me a mail and say what
might be helpful.
Looking forward for answers,
Florian Hinzmann private: firstname.lastname@example.org
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