The problem: upon opening a .clj file, the clojure-mode correctly starts. However, parinfer-rust-mode doesn't, despite being added to a clojure-mode-hook.

The setup (everything related to clojure from my config):

;; clojure
(use-package clojure-mode
  (setq clojure-indent-style 'align-arguments)
  (setq clojure-align-forms-automatically t))

;; extra highlight
(use-package clojure-mode-extra-font-locking)

;; cider
(use-package cider)

;; parinfer disables https://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/ElectricPair mode. Look into re-enabling it for other languages I work in
(use-package parinfer-rust-mode
  :hook clojure-mode
  (setq parinfer-rust-auto-download t))

C-h v clojure-mode-hook:

clojure-mode-hook is a variable defined in ‘clojure-mode.el’.

Its value is shown below.

  This variable may be risky if used as a file-local variable.

Hook run after entering Clojure mode.
No problems result if this variable is not bound.
‘add-hook’ automatically binds it.  (This is true for all hook variables.)

(parinfer-rust-mode #f(compiled-function
                       #<bytecode -0x1e6605021ebab616>)
                      (make-local-variable 'sesman-system)

If I manually eval (parinfer-rust-mode), mode gets enabled without any warnings or such.

I also tried to remove :hook from use-package and add it manually like so -

(add-hook 'clojure-mode-hook #'parinfer-rust-mode)

but it doesn't change anything, parinfer-rust-mode still doesn't start automatically.

What am I doing wrong?

1 Answer 1


Turns out everything was working fine, except the files that I thought would be opened would not be opened really, and instead get loaded from some form of cache or something, apparently with already defined enabled modes. I'm not well-versed in emacs so can't pin-point it, but I know find-alternate-file (C-x C-v) on a Clojure buffer would re-run all the modes, all the hooks and everything would work out well.

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