Commit 04188bb9 authored by Glenn Morris's avatar Glenn Morris
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* lisp/paths.el (Info-default-directory-list): Make it a defcustom.

This is mainly so that we can use custom-initialize-delay,
which means we do not have to worry about "unpruned" directories.
parent 5db10eaf
2012-05-26 Glenn Morris <>
* paths.el (Info-default-directory-list): Make it a defcustom,
mainly so that we can use custom-initialize-delay.
2012-05-26 Stefan Monnier <>
* subr.el (buffer-has-markers-at): Mark obsolete.
......@@ -31,22 +31,22 @@
;;; Code:
(defvar Info-default-directory-list
;; This is a defcustom largely so that we can get the benefit
;; of custom-initialize-delay. Perhaps it would work to make it a
;; defvar and explicitly give it a standard-value property, and
;; call custom-initialize-delay on it.
(defcustom Info-default-directory-list
(let* ((config-dir
(file-name-as-directory configure-info-directory))
(list config-dir))
;; Directory trees that may not exist at installation time, and
;; so shouldn't be pruned based on existence.
;; Directory trees in which to look for info subdirectories
(prune-directory-list '("/usr/local/" "/usr/" "/opt/" "/")
(prune-directory-list '("/usr/local/" "/usr/" "/opt/" "/")))
;; Subdirectories in each directory tree that may contain info
;; directories.
;; directories. Most of these are rather outdated.
;; It ought to be fine to stop checking the "emacs" ones now,
;; since this is Emacs and we have not installed info files
;; into such directories for a looong time...
'("share/" "" "gnu/" "gnu/lib/" "gnu/lib/emacs/"
"emacs/" "lib/" "lib/emacs/"))
......@@ -56,16 +56,16 @@
(mapcar (lambda (sfx)
(concat pfx sfx "info/"))
(if (member pfx unpruned-prefixes)
(prune-directory-list dirs config))))
(prune-directory-list dirs)))
;; If $(prefix)/share/info is not one of the standard info
;; directories, they are probably installing an experimental
;; version of Emacs, so make sure that experimental version's Info
;; files override the ones in standard directories.
(if (member config-dir standard-info-dirs)
(nconc standard-info-dirs config)
;; FIXME? What is the point of adding it again at the end
;; when it is already present earlier in the list?
(nconc standard-info-dirs (list config-dir))
(cons config-dir standard-info-dirs)))
"Default list of directories to search for Info documentation files.
They are searched in the order they are given in the list.
......@@ -79,7 +79,14 @@ Once Info is started, the list of directories to search
comes from the variable `Info-directory-list'.
This variable `Info-default-directory-list' is used as the default
for initializing `Info-directory-list' when Info is started, unless
the environment variable INFOPATH is set.")
the environment variable INFOPATH is set.
Although this is a customizable variable, that is mainly for technical
reasons. Normally, you should either set INFOPATH or customize
`Info-additional-directory-list', rather than changing this variable."
:initialize 'custom-initialize-delay
:type '(repeat directory)
:group 'info)
;;; paths.el ends here
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