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From: Asilata Bapat <asilata@gmail.com>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: [BUG] org-agenda-skip fails in batch mode because comment-start-skip is nil
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2022 11:44:38 -0600	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87fsk5955a.fsf@gmail.com> (raw)

When org-scan-tags runs in a batch mode invocation, the value of the variable comment-start-skip is nil even while scanning an org file. The function org-scan-tags calls (org-agenda-skip), which in turn calls (looking-at comment-start-skip). Since the value of comment-start-skip is nil, it triggers the error (wrong-type-argument stringp nil).
To fix this, the function org-agenda-skip should ensure that the variable comment-start-skip is set to the appropriate value.

Two comments:
1. The issue was not present in Org version 9.4.4. The issue comes up when I build my webpage using Emacs 28.1 and Org 9.5.2, but not when I build it using Emacs 27.2 and Org 9.4.4.
2. The issue can indeed be fixed, e.g., by changing the source of org-agenda-skip to invoke (org-mode) immediately before the let statement. Doing this presumably sets the variable comment-start-skip to the expected value, and the invocation succeeds.

Emacs  : GNU Emacs 28.1 (build 1, x86_64-pc-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 3.24.33, cairo version 1.17.6)
 of 2022-04-27
Package: Org mode version 9.5.2 (release_9.5.2-25-gaf6f12 @ /usr/share/emacs/28.1/lisp/org/)

             reply	other threads:[~2022-06-16  5:12 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-06-15 17:44 Asilata Bapat [this message]
2022-06-19  1:47 ` [BUG] org-agenda-skip fails in batch mode because comment-start-skip is nil Ihor Radchenko
2022-06-21  1:42   ` Asilata Bapat
2022-06-23 13:13     ` Ihor Radchenko
2022-09-28  4:35       ` Ihor Radchenko
2022-09-28  4:41         ` Asilata Bapat

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