>>>> "dvl" == Didier Verna
dvl> Note that my own (~/.xemacs) package directory isn't
dvl> specified anywhere. Now you're telling me that these two
dvl> options silently affect the user's package path in a
dvl> different way /by design/ ??
No; in the case of --package-path it's literal-minded. --package-path
is explicitly low-level. In particular, anything you don't specify is
defined to be empty.
--package-prefix is intended to provide a consistent set of choices
with a minimum of user input. But it doesn't allow specification of
the user package path.
> FWIW, I don't see much point in arguing about the defaults.
dvl> Uh, if you go that way, I don't see much point in
dvl> arguing about anything then.
That's just well-meant advice. ;-)
The interfaces in question were specified by Mike (--package-path) and
Ben (--package-prefix). If you try to change them, you will most
likely get strong opposition (especially from Ben, who will no longer
be able to use the option he designed and contributed, unless he
changes his own installation layout).
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