[slime-devel] Is there a good way to handle multiple "current directories"?
jeffrey at jkcunningham.com
Sun Nov 20 17:54:55 UTC 2011
I keep running into to this rather trivial but annoying problem while
working in slime. Emacs is running (of course), and god only knows what
directory I was in when I started it up days ago. I am often working on
more than one project, or I will be looking for some piece of data in a
folder other than what Slime considers the "current directory" (which I
usually determine by M-x d and looking to see where it's at). Whatever the
case, if I want to run a few lines of code that access a different
directory than the "current" one, I end up doing various ad hoc things,
like figuring out the relative path between where it is and where I want
it to be, or just typing out a fully-qualified pathname.
Is there a way to do this more easily?
I know that if I put something like
(make-pathname :name nil :type nil :version nil :defaults
in a file located in the directory I'm looking at, that the parameter will
be set correctly when the file is loaded. But that begs the question,
since I have to know where that file is to load it.
What I'd like to be able to do would be something like this:
(with-open-file (fs (merge-pathnames "data.file"
(directory-of-file-buffer)) :direction :input)
;; do stuff
How do other people handle this situation?
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