Bah, I spoke too soon. Setting the current-load-relative-directory has no 
effect on the file loading behavior of dynamic-place.

On Mon, Jan 22, 2018, at 12:02 PM, 'Royall Spence' via Racket Users wrote:
> Thanks, this makes more sense now. I'll just slap this at the type of my 
> place-creating modules for my own sanity:
> (current-load-relative-directory (current-directory))
> 
> On Mon, Jan 22, 2018, at 11:52 AM, Sam Tobin-Hochstadt wrote:
> > `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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