[REBOL] system/options/home on Windows /Core 2.5.6
From: brian:hawley at: 12-Aug-2003 13:08
I already sent this to Feedback, but maybe some of you can
figure this out:
Depending on the answer, this could be a documentation
question or a bug fix request.
What is the actual search process for %rebol.r and %user.r,
what is the default setting for system/options/home and how
do you change it (REBOL_HOME doesn't work)?
Your Changes doc says the order of search is current dir
first, then system/options/home. Your Setup doc says current
then the dir of the executable. If both are true then this
implies that system/options/home is by default the dir of
the executable (this would be great) but my tests show it to
be set to the current directory instead.
If possible, please fix REBOL to match the docs (make
system/options/home by default the dir of the executable) as
that behavior is much better than its current behavior. It
would be preferable to perform the search separately for each
file so as to be able to put %rebol.r and %user.r in different
dirs for both global and local settings.
Now the problem of changing the default for system/options/home
before %rebol.r and %user.r are run is a difficult one if the
REBOL_HOME environment variable is ignored. You can't pass it
in a --do parameter because that is now evaluated after those
two files are. I don't see much of a workaround other than
hard-coding a settings directory in every script and then
clicking Yes to a lot of security questions. Am I wrong?
This situation arose because I was trying to test whether
using a slightly different method
of searching for the
startup files included searching for each of them separately,
an enhancement request I've repeatedly made in various forms
for a few years now. This feature would make multi-user use
of REBOL much easier, allowing global configuration to be
in a central location while having local configuration in a
user-specific directory (user profile, home directory, etc).
As this affects security on multi-user systems, I think that
this is a big deal. What do you all think?