>>>> "Stephen" == Stephen J Turnbull
Stephen> $datadir/xemacs/ is not an appropriate marker for an XEmacs root. But
Stephen> $datadir/xemacs/ containing *-packages/ _is_ an appropriate marker for
Stephen> a "package root." When I recommended that change, I didn't
Stephen> that XEmacs did not distinguish the two kinds of root.
This is not unreasonable. However, currently path searching for *all*
directories that XEmacs needs to find works in a completely uniform
way, and I think that's a highly desirable situation. Making a
special deal for "package roots" (a concept that doesn't currently
exist in XEmacs) would further complicate an
already-way-too-complicated situation, which is why I don't favor this
kind of change.
Moreover, I expect people running in-place to be able to cope with
this kind of problem and be aware (in principle) of the issues here.
I'm offering to help those people that have problems, as I always have
since I wrote this code.
Cheers =8-} Mike
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