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Re: elisp: isn't default-directory always the dir of current file??


From: Xah Lee
Subject: Re: elisp: isn't default-directory always the dir of current file??
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2009 23:27:09 -0800 (PST)
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On Mar 1, 10:54 pm, Xah Lee <address@hidden> wrote:
> elisp question.
>
> it seems to me, that the var default-directory is not updated when
> using load-file.
>
> For example, i have in my .emacs this line and nothing else:
>
> (load-file "web/emacs/xah_emacs_init.el")
>
> Then, in the file xah_emacs_init.el
> has this line
>
> (load-file "emacs2/init.el")
>
> and nothing else.
>
> However, it is a error because it cannot find init.el.
>
> When adding (message default-directory) to the xah_emacs_init.el, it
> still thinks that the dir is "~/".
>
> The elisp doc on default-directory and load-file indicates that this
> should work.
>
>  Xah

What i wanted to do was that when a file is loaded, put that file's
dir to the load-path.

I expected this to work:
(add-to-list 'load-path default-directory )

but that didn't. The following works though:
(add-to-list 'load-path (file-name-directory load-file-name))

  Xah
∑ http://xahlee.org/

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