I have installed emacs on a new mac machine and the spell checker (which used to work on an older machine) has stopped working. Here is the details:

OS: MacOS Mojave, V. 10.14.2

Emacs: GNU Emacs 26.1 (build 1, x86_64-apple-darwin18.2.0, Carbon Version 158 Appkit 1671.1) of 2018-11-17

helm-flyspell set up:

(use-package helm-flyspell :ensure t)

(setq ispell-program-name "/opt/local/bin/hunspell")

(global-set-key (kbd "< f8 >") 'helm-flyspell-correct)

hunspell: it is installed via macports together with a dictionary

Backtrace output:

Debugger entered--Lisp error: (wrong-type-argument stringp nil)

string-match("," nil 0)

split-string(nil "," t)










call-interactively(helm-flyspell-correct nil nil)


Does anyone know what is going wrong? I have limited Elisp knowledge. It appears that the word I want to check its spelling by placing my cursor around it and pressing F8 key is not parsed and passed to the spell checker properly. I should also add that I get error when I want to enable flyspell-mode. The error message in the echo area is the same (stringp nill) but I cannot get the backtrace output on that.

Many thanks,

PS: I have reinstalled helm-flyspell without any effect.

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