GNU ELPA - load-relative


Relative file load (within a multi-file Emacs package)
load-relative-1.3.2.tar (.sig), 2024-Mar-31, 140 KiB
Rocky Bernstein <>
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Full description

Here we provide functions which facilitate writing multi-file Emacs
packages and facilitate running from the source tree without having
to "install" code or fiddle with evil `load-path'.  See for
the the rationale behind this.

The functions we add are relative versions of `load', `require' and
`find-file-no-select' and versions which take list arguments.  We also add a
`__FILE__' function and a `provide-me' macro.

The latest version of this code is at:

`__FILE__' returns the file name that that the calling program is
running.  If you are `eval''ing a buffer then the file name of that
buffer is used.  The name was selected to be analogous to the name
used in C, Perl, Python, and Ruby.

`load-relative' loads an Emacs Lisp file relative to another
(presumably currently running) Emacs Lisp file.  For example suppose
you have Emacs Lisp files "foo.el" and "bar.el" in the same
directory.  To load "bar.el" from inside Emacs Lisp file "foo.el":

    (require 'load-relative)
    (load-relative "baz")

The above `load-relative' line could above have also been written as:

    (load-relative "./baz")
    (load-relative "baz.el")  # if you want to exclude any byte-compiled files

Use `require-relative' if you want to `require' the file instead of
`load'ing it:

   (require-relative "baz")


   (require-relative "./baz")

The above not only does a `require' on 'baz', but makes sure you
get that from the same file as you would have if you had issued

Use `require-relative-list' when you have a list of files you want
to `require'.  To `require-relative' them all in one shot:

    (require-relative-list '("dbgr-init" "dbgr-fringe"))

The macro `provide-me' saves you the trouble of adding a
symbol after `provide' using the file basename (without directory
or file extension) as the name of the thing you want to

Using this constrains the `provide' name to be the same as
the filename, but I consider that a good thing.

The function `find-file-noselect-relative' provides a way of accessing
resources which are located relative to the currently running Emacs Lisp
file.  This is probably most useful when running Emacs as a scripting engine
for batch processing or with tests cases.  For example, this form will find
the README file for this package.

    (find-file-noselect-relative "")

`find-file-noselect-relative' also takes wildcards, as does it's
non-relative namesake.

The macro `with-relative-file' runs in a buffer with the contents of the
given relative file.

   (with-relative-file ""

This is easier if you care about the contents of the file, rather than
a buffer.

Old versions

load-relative-1.3.1.el.lz2019-Jun-015.42 KiB
load-relative-1.3.el.lz2017-May-255.18 KiB
load-relative-1.2.el.lz2015-Feb-264.48 KiB
load-relative-1.1.el.lz2015-Feb-183.79 KiB