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Re: Modified load-path proposal

From: Neil Jerram
Subject: Re: Modified load-path proposal
Date: Sat, 15 Oct 2005 18:53:31 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.1007 (Gnus v5.10.7) Emacs/21.4 (gnu/linux)

Greg Troxel <address@hidden> writes:

>   The mechanism I'm proposing is a bit more flexible than that, but the
>   basic idea in both cases is that the core distribution (either Emacs
>   or Guile) has a view on where it wants add-on packages to be installed
>   (and hence which may be different from the add-on package's $prefix).
> I think this is the crux of the disagreement.

Yes, I agree (that this is the crux), but it's not in our control to
force package authors to abide by this, even if we agreed to adopt
this as policy.

> So I'd like the core distribution to at least
> be neutral on what the 'right' way is, and explain both
> in-guile's-prefix and in-the-prefix-that-was-given methods.

I'm happy with that.


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