`dynamic-place` works like (I believe) `dynamic-require`, which starts
in `(current-load-relative-directory)`. If you want to use it in a
file and get consistent file-relative behavior, I suggest using
`define-runtime-path` or `quote-module-path`.

Sam

On Mon, Jan 22, 2018 at 11:48 AM, 'Royall Spence' via Racket Users
<racket-users@googlegroups.com> wrote:
> In the docs for places (https://docs.racket-lang.org/reference/places.html),
> the example shows creating a place like so:
> (dynamic-place "place-worker.rkt" 'place-main)
>
> When I do this on LInux (haven't tried other systems yet), the search path
> starts at my home directory and fails to find the file. It's not a huge
> problem since I can invoke it with the full path:
> (dynamic-place (build-path (current-directory) "place-worker.rkt")
> 'place-main)
>
> but this does seem like either an error in the docs or in the behavior of
> the dynamic-place procedure. At first I was thinking our other `path-spec?`
> procedures start with the current module's directory, but then I noticed it
> actually uses a `module-spec?`. The only other time I really use that,
> though, is for `require`, which certainly does start in the current module's
> directory.
>
> Should I submit a change in the docs? In the procedure? Am I barking up the
> wrong tree?
>
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