Re: Suggestion: *load-pathname*

From: Harvey J. Stein <>
Date: Thu, 3 Oct 1996 17:43:47 +0200

Another suggestion. Currently there's a *help-path* variable which
is a list of directories in which to look for help files (when both
using the help function, and when using stk:show-help-file). However,
stk:show-help-file does not actually look in each directory on
*help-path*. For each directory foo, it looks in foo/../Help, thus
forcing the last component of the directory name to always be "Help".

This seems to defeat the value of the *help-path* variable somewhat.
Why make the help search path configurable, and then force directories
to end in "/Help"? And it seems to be unnecessary additional work
anyway, since if something's in a directory ending in "/Help", you can
just specify that in the path.

It also means you can't just keep help files in your current directory
during testing.

So, how about just using the directories listed in *help-path*


Dr. Harvey J. Stein
Berger Financial Research
Received on Thu Oct 03 1996 - 18:06:17 CEST

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