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Re: emacs packages
Re: emacs packages
Wed, 17 Jun 2015 21:21:20 +0300
Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.5 (gnu/linux)
Federico Beffa (2015-06-17 10:42 +0300) wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 16, 2015 at 6:00 PM, Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> To make those packages automatically available in Emacs without the
>>> need for any code in the user '.emacs' file, I would suggest to
>>> include in our Emacs package site initialization file some custom code
>>> (to activate our ELPA emacs packages) such as the one in the attached
>>> 'guix-elpa.el' file.
>> guix.el already takes care of that (info "(guix) Emacs Initial Setup"),
>> so that should be enough.
> Unfortunately this doesn't work without modification. The reason is
> that I follow the emacs package.el strategy to install each ELPA
> package in it's own sub-directory. Specifically, I'm installing each
> package into ".../site-lisp/guix.d/PACKAGE-NAME-VERSION/". The code
> in 'guix.el', however, doesn't look in sub-directories below the
> profile's '.../site-lisp'.
> Another needed detail is the fact that some package's autoload file
> (e.g., the one used by AUCTeX) includes a (require 'XXX) statement,
Ouch, what nasty things people do!
> where XXX is a library file provided by the same package. For this to
> work, I need to add the directory with the '.el' files to 'load-path'
> before loading the autoload file. Then, some package's autoload file
> add themselves to the 'load-path'. Therefore we need to remove the
> double entry.
I think double entry will do no harm, so I'm not sure if it's worth
> This is (part of) the code that I adapted from Emacs package.el to do that:
> (defun guix-package-load-all (dir)
> "Activate all packages below DIR. (Adapted from Emacs
> 'package-activate-1' in 'package.el'.)"
> (when (file-directory-p dir)
> (dolist (subdir (directory-files dir))
> (let ((pkg-dir (expand-file-name subdir dir)))
> (when (file-directory-p pkg-dir)
> (let* ((pkg-desc (guix-package-load-descriptor pkg-dir))
> (name (guix-package-desc-name pkg-desc))
> (pkg-file (expand-file-name
> (format "%s-autoloads.el" name) pkg-dir)))
> (when (file-exists-p pkg-file)
> ;; For some packages to be properly loaded (e.g.,
> ;; AUCTeX), they must be on the load-path. However,
> ;; some packages add themselves to the load-path. Hence
> ;; the check to avoid duplications.
> (push pkg-dir load-path)
> (let ((old-lp load-path))
> (with-demoted-errors (load pkg-file nil t))
> (unless (eq old-lp load-path)
> (setq load-path old-lp))))))))))
> The reason for using separate sub-directory is to avoid name clashes
> (README, ...). Would be nice to adapt the code in guix.el to look into
> subdirectories as well.
The code for loading "…-autoloads.el" files is placed in
"guix-emacs.el", so perhaps it would be enough to adjust:
- 'guix-emacs-find-autoloads' to make it look at subdirs;
- 'guix-emacs-load-autoloads' to add the subdir to 'load-path' before
You are working on a big feature (thank you very much for that!), so
what about making "wip-emacs" (or whatever) branch for a more convenient
working on it?
Re: emacs packages, Mark H Weaver, 2015/06/16
- emacs packages, Federico Beffa, 2015/06/15
- Re: emacs packages, Mathieu Lirzin, 2015/06/15
- Re: emacs packages, Ludovic Courtès, 2015/06/16
- Re: emacs packages, Ludovic Courtès, 2015/06/19
- Re: emacs packages, Federico Beffa, 2015/06/19
- Re: emacs packages, Ludovic Courtès, 2015/06/21
- Re: emacs packages, Federico Beffa, 2015/06/22
- Re: emacs packages, Ludovic Courtès, 2015/06/22
- Re: emacs packages, Federico Beffa, 2015/06/23
- Re: emacs packages, Ludovic Courtès, 2015/06/23