Ville Skyttä <scop(a)xemacs.org> writes:
Or even more generally, if its value contains a $, it was not set
by the user.
That's an idea I hadn't thought about - I'll put it on my list.
BTW I still don't see value in the *_USER_DEFINED logic. Just
use values from
autoconf no matter how they were set, and adapt built in path lookup code for
various dirs to use it _and_ additionally do internal lookup wherever needed
would sound like a saner approach to me.
We tried that once, and it broke many people's setups, as the
configure-provided paths (usually the default settings) would make
XEmacs pick up stuff the users don't want picked up. This is a general
problem with the path-searching stuff: It's so flexible people make use
of it in unexpected ways, and therefore changes that may seem reasonable
still break people's setups.
Cheers =8-} Mike
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