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Re: Modified load-path proposal

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Modified load-path proposal
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2005 09:59:43 +0200
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Neil Jerram <address@hidden> writes:

> address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) writes:

>> What I'm saying in (1) is that the user should be able to choose these
>> two (or three) directories at installation time.
> Perhaps, yes, but I don't (personally) want to get into the object/lib
> file location debate yet, because I know very little about libtool and
> other aspects of the issue, and because I believe that other Guile
> developers believe that there are good reasons for the status quo.
> Also it seems very unlikely that the outcome of that debate would
> affect the details of a GUILE_SCHEME_DIR macro.

Again, I was not saying that Guile should provide a mechanism to load
shared objects from the right directory: we have identified this as
another, *separate* issue.  I'm just saying that libraries and Scheme
files are two different things and that the user needs to be able to
choose where to install them, just like they can do for any other GNU


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