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

From: Ben Key
Subject: Re: user-controlled load-path extension: load-dir
Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2011 16:57:40 -0600


What is the general consensus on this?  Should we build this feature in as Ted Zlatanov has requested or should we simply continue the development of the package I have started that implements this feature and perhaps make it available on ELPA?

I fully understand the reasoning behind this request.  What Ted wants is to be able to download a .el file from the Internet, place it into a given directory, and not have to do anything else to make it just work.  He wants an alternative to changing his .emacs file
, either manually or through an automated mechanism, that is simpler to use than the Emacs package mechanism.

The user-load-dir.el file I have provided accomplishes this task.  I am more than willing to continue developing it into an Emacs package (I just have not read the documentation yet so I know little more about the Emacs package mechanism than it exists).

I know that providing this functionality as an Emacs package does not do precisely what Ted wants because it does not make it "just work" in a clean Emacs installation, which I think is what he was really hoping for.  But it does make it possible to make Emacs behave as he has requested after installing a single Emacs package, which is the next best thing.

If we go forward with providing this feature as an Emacs Package, I will need to either get permission from Evans Winner to include his load-dir function or write an implementation of it myself.

What is the next step?

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