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Re: The load path

From: Paul Jarc
Subject: Re: The load path
Date: Sat, 06 Nov 2004 02:25:06 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.110003 (No Gnus v0.3) Emacs/21.3 (gnu/linux)

Rob Browning <address@hidden> wrote:
> Overall, what I wanted was a way to specify a set of actions that will
> be taken at init time, where the ordering can be easily specified,
> where actions can be added and removed easily (i.e. by adding/removing
> files), and where the local admin has a well defined way to make at
> least some adjustments if necessary.

If the init actions are limited to %load-path tweaking, then I think a
directory-of-(directories|symlinks) is sufficient.  If the init
actions can go beyond that (which will be possible if they are
represented in Scheme files), then I'm not sure I want that to affect
every one of my Guile invocations.  I'm glad my shell scripts, Perl
scripts, Python scripts, etc., aren't all forced to load some
site-wide initialization code.  Scripts know what they need, and take
care of it themselves.  Arbitrary init code is convenient for
interactive interpreters, but I'm wary of establishing it for all


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