Re: [code] Error in markdown lexer

From: Mitchell <>
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2013 10:57:42 -0500 (Eastern Standard Time)

Hi Rena,

On Wed, 13 Nov 2013, Rena wrote:

> When I open an empty file with .md extension in 7.0 I get endless errors:
> /home/rena/.textadept/modules/textadept/menu.lua:374: attempt to index a
> function value
> Menu.lua is:
> Specifically the problem line is: M.set_contextmenu(_M[lang] and
> _M[lang].context_menu or context_menu)
> so I suppose _M[lang] is a function in this case? I changed the offending
> line to:
> if _M[lang] and type(_M[lang]) ~= 'function' then
> M.set_contextmenu(_M[lang].context_menu or context_menu)
> else M.set_contextmenu(context_menu)
> end
> and that seems to have fixed it.

`_M[lang]` should always be a language module (hence, a table). `lang`
would be `markdown` in the case of a `.md` file. You are correct that in
your case, `_M.markdown` is a function. Do you have a
`~/.textadept/modules/markdown/` module that returns a function or some
code that sets `_M.markdown` to a function? I followed your steps on my
machine and could not reproduce.


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