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Re: Emacs load-path random order

From: Pierre Neidhardt
Subject: Re: Emacs load-path random order
Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2018 11:57:03 +0530
User-agent: mu4e 1.0; emacs 26.1

Chris Marusich <address@hidden> writes:

> How are you starting Emacs?  From the command line?  From the GNOME
> Activities Overview [1]?  Some other method?  Are you doing anything
> "strange" to modify your environment (e.g., running a custom
> ~/.xsession)?  It matters because the way in which you start a program
> can influence the environment in which the program runs, which can in
> turn influence the load path of programs like Emacs.

I don't use GNOME, I use EXWM[1] (the Emacs X window manager) which I
start from a custom ~/.xsession with:

        emacs --daemon -f exwm-enable
        exec emacsclient -c

Other than that, I add my local site-lisp to the beginning of my

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
;;; Site Lisp folder for local packages and development.
;; We need to roll it out manually since we want it first in the `load-path',
;; while `normal-top-level-add-subdirs-to-load-path' appends it to the very end.
(defun ambrevar/package-refresh-load-path (path)
  "Add every non-hidden sub-folder of PATH to `load-path'."
  (when (file-directory-p path)
    (dolist (dir (directory-files path t "^[^\\.]"))
      (when (file-directory-p dir)
        (setq load-path (add-to-list 'load-path dir))
        (dolist (subdir (directory-files dir t "^[^\\.]"))
          (when (file-directory-p subdir)
            (setq load-path (add-to-list 'load-path subdir))))))))
(let ((site-lisp (expand-file-name "site-lisp/" "~/.local/share/emacs/")))
  (add-to-list 'load-path site-lisp)
  (ambrevar/package-refresh-load-path site-lisp))
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

See the rest of my dotfiles there:


Pierre Neidhardt

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