package-name-to-directory (was Problem making bindist of ruby-modes)
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Mon Feb 19 01:06:54 EST 2007
Mike Kupfer writes:
> It turns out that in addition to setting
> AUTOLOAD_PATH = lisp
> I had to edit package-name-to-directory (in package-compile.el), to tell
> it that the mh-e sources live now live in a "lisp" directory.
Yup. So many "quick hacks that turned out broken" to fix, so little time.
> I was thinking it would be better to generate some or all of
> package-name-to-directory on the fly, using the AUTOLOAD_PATH settings
> in the makefiles.
Please make it "none" or "all", or somebody will have to go through
this again in the future. I think AUTOLOAD_PATH is a good choice,
since it should be smack in the middle of the Lisp code anyway.
> Does anyone see a problem with doing this?
I don't see any technical problem. But before actually putting any
work into it, make sure that Norbert Koch is on-board---he has an
absolute veto over anything that he thinks will make his life harder,
as far as I'm concerned. :-)
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