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Re: beginner's question: add-hook& AUCTeX

From: Tassilo Horn
Subject: Re: beginner's question: add-hook& AUCTeX
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2011 16:53:02 +0200
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Shiyuan <> writes:


> It turns out that the problem is caused by another line of my .emacs file,
> which I want to append the load-path,
> (setq load-path (append (list nil "~/lisp") load-path))
> if the "nil" is deleted, it works fine. But I don't understand why adding
> the current directory to load-path messes up the loading of AUCTeX. I don't
> have any lisp package s in my current directory.

nil in `load-path' means `default-directory' which is usually your HOME,
but might be redefined on a per-buffer basis, or maybe even bound
dynamically in some code loading lisp files.  I'd really refrain from
using nil in `load-path'.  Sounds like a can of worms to me...


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