[racket] Default current directory

From: José Lopes (jose.lopes at ist.utl.pt)
Date: Mon Nov 28 22:36:17 EST 2011

Thank you for the quick fix.

On terça-feira, 29 de Novembro de 2011 07:31:02, Robby Findler wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 4:35 PM, Neil Van Dyke<neil at neilvandyke.org>  wrote:
>> Robby Findler wrote at 11/28/2011 02:57 PM:
>>> I've adjusted DrRacket so that the initial current-directory is now
>>> the user's home directory (when the file is not saved).
>> Currently on Linux, the "(current-directory)" seems to be the current
>> working directory of the process from which DrRacket was started, and I rely
>> on this somewhat in a few places.  Will this be changing?
>> Why I ask... One way in which I somewhat rely on this is in a large
>> Racket-based software system, for which developers typically have a few
>> branches checked out on their workstation, there is a "drracket" Make target
>> that invokes the correct version of DrRacket with several environment
>> variables set appropriately for that particular checkout.  The current
>> working directory for Racket is in the directory for that checkout., and
>> this is the default when they go to pick a source code file to open.  Were
>> this default directory to instead be their home directory, not only would
>> that be aggravating, but it would also likely lead to user error, when they
>> accidentally go to the wrong checkout tree and view/edit files there, rather
>> than in the checkout they thought they were working in.
> The file dialogs should not be changing. current-directory is a
> parameter and the value of that parameter for DrRacket itself is not
> changed. It is only the initial value of that parameter when running a
> program inside DrRacket (and the program is in an unsaved file). In
> any case, I'm unsure of the relationship between that parameter and
> the file dialogs -- there may not be one; it may only be that on linux
> they both get initialized in the same way.
> If you see different behavior than that, tho, please do let us know.
> Robby
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José António Branquinho de Oliveira Lopes
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