ESS on Panther

A.J. Rossini rossini at
Mon Dec 15 08:39:33 CET 2003

Kieran Healy <kjhealy at> writes:

> Hi -
> I upgraded to OS X 10.3 (Panther) and installed the carbon build of GNU
> Emacs from
> When I load it, attempting to initialize ESS in the normal way in my .emacs
> -- (load "~/elisp/ess-5.1.24/lisp/ess-site") -- gives the following error:
> An error has occurred while loading `/Users/kjhealy/.emacs':
> Invalid read syntax: ?
> Which is sadly not very informative to me :(
> Is this a known problem? Any ideas how to fix it?

It means that your .emacs is ill-formed.  Either you've forgotten a
paren or a quote or added an additional one...


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