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Re: search aliases not working

Katsumi Yamaoka <yamaoka@jpl.org> writes:

> >>>>> In [emacs-w3m : No.07029]
> >>>>>	"Robert D. Crawford" <rdc1x@comcast.net> wrote:
> We recommend adding your favorite search engines and aliases to
> `w3m-search-engine-alist' and `w3m-uri-replace-alist' as you see
> in the Info manual.  You may rewrite them with the perfect lists,
> though.

I know practically nothing concerning (e)lisp.  I didn't know that I was
trying to completely rewrite the alists as opposed to adding to them.

> > (require 'w3m)
> > (require 'w3m-search)
> In that cace, I think you don't need to `require' any emacs-w3m
> related modules.

I saw something on the net, possibly on dotemacs, saying (obviously
falsely) that these were required.  Now if I could only find the site...

> > '(w3m-search-engine-alist ...)
> >  '(w3m-uri-replace-alist ...)
> >  '(w3m-use-cookies t)
> Hmm, Emacs reads them but they will never affect anything.  You
> may want to use the (setq VARIABLE VALUE) form instead of the
> '(VARIABLE VALUE) form.  For instance:

For future reference, if there is a short answer and you have a minute,
can you explain the difference in these two forms?  I have seen both but
don't know why one would be used instead of the other.

As concerns my quicksearches, they now work.  Thanks a million.


Robert D. Crawford                                      rdc1x@comcast.net

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