I've get emacs 25 build ppa taken from this ask ubuntu answer

and I have this functions and macro:

(defun remove-lambda-helper (list matcher)
  "function that remove lambda from a list if match the function `matcher'"
  (dolist (item list list)
    (if (and (listp item) (eq (car item) 'lambda))
        (when (funcall matcher item)
          (setq list (delete item list))))))

(defun remove-project-specifics-lambda (name hook)
  "Remove lambda from a hook that have code from `project-specifics'"
  (set hook
       (remove-lambda-helper (symbol-value hook)
                             (lambda (body)
                               (equal (cadr (cadr (caddr body))) name)))))

(defmacro project-specifics (name &rest body)
  (declare (indent 1))
  (let ((item (gensym)))
       (remove-project-specifics-lambda ,name 'find-file-hook)
       (remove-project-specifics-lambda ,name 'dired-after-readin-hook)
       (add-hook 'find-file-hook (lambda ()
                                   (when (string-match-p ,name (buffer-file-name))
       (add-hook 'dired-after-readin-hook
                 (lambda ()
                   (when (string-match-p ,name (dired-current-directory))

and I got error (the macro works fine in 24.5.1):

Debugger entered--Lisp error: (void-variable dired-after-readin-hook)

if I try C-h v dired-after-readin-hook, I got [no match]

was that hook removed or replaced with different one? I know that I can use directory specific file, but I want my macro to work, anybody know why this return error?


It seems that dired is not enabled by default, I've needed to add:

(require 'dired)
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  • emacs -Q --batch --eval "(message \"%S\" (featurep 'dired))" prints nil for me using Emacs 24.5 as well, maybe it's a change in the Ubuntu package. – npostavs Apr 8 '17 at 19:54
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    @npastavs I also have nil on 24.5, the problem was w3m package that seems to require dired for me. – jcubic Apr 8 '17 at 20:29
  • Ah, well, you might want to look at boundp and/or bound-and-true-p instead of loading dired eagerly. – npostavs Apr 8 '17 at 20:55

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