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Re: File for minor mode not found

From: Tomas
Subject: Re: File for minor mode not found
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2022 19:09:27 +0100

On Mon, Jan 10, 2022 at 01:19:55PM +0100, wrote:
> Jan 9, 2022, 22:10 by


> > Well, typically some prefix of the path element has a significance. Say,
> > for example "~/Admin/bin/gadi-1.0" be gadi-files or so. That's the way I
> > usually do it.
> >
> > Bonus points: you only get to change one when that changes :-)
> >
> That is correct.  Would one use setq or something buffer local.  How would.  
> for instance, gadi-files be constructed?

This is a matter of style and taste -- and can vary a lot.

If there is just one place where you do it (quite possible) then I
wouldn't even bother (someone else might, though). And actually, I would
try to keep it that way.

But if I found myself doing `(add-to-list 'load-path 
I'd be tempted to do something along these lines:

  (defvar my-gadi-basedir "~/Admin/bin/gadi-1.0"
    "the base dir for gadi programs")

  (defun my-gadi-add-to-load-path (dir)
    (add-to-list 'load-path
      (file-name-concat my-gadi-basedir dir)

and then:

  (my-gadi-add-to-load-path "typex/ziggurat-protowrit/daph-ideograms")

I'm assuming that your "package prefix" is `my-gadi'. It is, of course,
a judgement call whether or when this extra complication is worth the
hassle. And there are (at least) 43 other ways to skin that cat.
Besides, my choice of the split point for -basedir is just based on a
very inexact feeling: you have more details.

So take this just as a rough sketch for inspiration.


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