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Re: Compile Mode and "host" Emacs

From: Stephen J. Turnbull
Subject: Re: Compile Mode and "host" Emacs
Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2013 13:43:31 +0900

Sebastian Wiesner writes:

 > > Sorry, I don't follow.  If asking your users to temporarily add
 > > something to their initialization files is an option, why not:
 > >
 > > (setenv "EMACS_EXE_PATH"
 > >         (file-truename (concat (file-name-as-directory
 > >                                  invocation-directory)
 > >                                  invocation-name)))
 > See, I can ask them, or better, "advise" them, but I can't actually
 > rely upon them, can I?  There is still a chance that the user lacks
 > this setting, or (even worse) has it wrong, isn't there?

Yes.  However, if your users all use an organizationally-supplied
Emacs as you imply, you can put it in site-start.el in your
distribution.  Inhibiting site-start.el is rather uncommon, so this
should do the trick for you.

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