it seems that gretl looks for function packages only in its main
directory (settable in the preferences, I know I know...)
would there be any drawbacks if gretl also looked in the current
workdir, or in general performed a path search as with data or script
files (see 4.4 of the command reference)?
The use case is very simple and general: I have a function package file
(.gfn) and want to open/load it. Currently it seems before I can do that
I must manually copy it to the gretl main dir, which is a bit of a
hassle. And even if I sound very "whiny", in a week I will have
forgotten again where I need to save such files, and I have to dig in
the manuals again.