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Re: user-controlled load-path extension: load-dir

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: user-controlled load-path extension: load-dir
Date: Tue, 08 Mar 2011 04:37:37 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.110014 (No Gnus v0.14) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

On Mon, 7 Mar 2011 16:47:27 -0800 Mike Mattie <address@hidden> wrote: 

MM> As far as error-handling goes grail does shine a bit in that errors within
MM> a file are trapped, meaning that mistakes in one file does not cause the
MM> entire configuration to abort leading to a --debug-init situtation. In this
MM> regard Grail is extremely robust.

That sounds useful indeed.

MM> I am seriously considering how to add the kind of functionality you want to
MM> Grail. I would like to add it to broaden the usefullness of Grail. I do not
MM> like the idea of hacking another load-path 'ish variable into Emacs when 
MM> adding elisp to manage load-path is an option. Two similar variables is 
MM> bad design.

Maybe you could provide separate packages: grail-loader, grail-load-dir
(the snippets directory), and grail-modules (the current Grail modules
like keys.el).  Then users can choose which layout they prefer and still
get the benefit of a safe loader.  Or perhaps grail-load-dir can simply
be part of grail-loader.


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