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Re: Modified load-path proposal

From: Vorfeed Canal
Subject: Re: Modified load-path proposal
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2005 01:24:23 +0400

On 18 Oct 2005 12:16:05 -0400, Greg Troxel <address@hidden> wrote:
> That all sounds fine, except that I think (policy!) we should either
> discourage putting stuff under 1.6, or suggest 1.6/site, so that
> guile's own files and other stuff are cleanly separated.  I agree that
> mechanism sufficient for various policies is the key point, but think
> we also need to suggest sane behavior to avoid future messes to be
> backwards-compat with.

Why not just use Python way ?
/usr/share/guile-1.6/site - for third-party packages
/usr/share/guile-1.6 - for basic guile packages

Right now GUILE_SITE_DIR is defined as

 AC_MSG_CHECKING(for Guile site directory)
 GUILE_SITE=`[$GUILE_CONFIG] info pkgdatadir`/site

This means existing packages will install into <somewhere>/site no
matter what - it's too late to change it.

P.S. This is why I think this stuff is important and was actually
dumbfound when found it's not solved yet for C libraries: this IS
policy. More: it's policy embedded in thousands of places (today may
be in tens, not thousands - but this is only since few people are
interested in guile and its extensions and this problem, not a
solution). It's almost impossible to change it later: whatever will be
decided will stuck for a long-long time.

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