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Re: GnuTLS for W32

From: Óscar Fuentes
Subject: Re: GnuTLS for W32
Date: Tue, 03 Jan 2012 20:48:23 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.91 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> >> Elisp packages downloaded by package.el are already saved on a
>> >> well-known directory where Emacs has write access to. So the problem is
>> >> solved.
>> >
>> > Solved my foot! we need to know that directory's absolute file name in
>> > advance, to hardcode it into the C sources of Emacs.  How's that
>> > going to work, if package.el doesn't know where that directory will be
>> > until it is run by Emacs?
>> You don't need to know the directory at compile time. GnuTLS and
>> potentially other libraries (those that provide image support, for
>> instance) are perfectly fine if you load them on demand at run time.
> Yes, but loaded from where?  They can either be in the same directory
> where the Emacs executable lives, or on Path, or in the Windows's
> system32 directory, or in some other place, but in the latter case we
> must pass an absolute file name to LoadLibrary.

If, at run time, you can find the elisp packages downloaded by
package.el, what's the problem with finding a dll on the same directory
(or a subdirectory of it, if you wish) ?

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