In LabVIEW we can specify <topvi> as a VI search path when VIs can't be found.
I would propose adding <project> as an option (perhaps with a subfolder by default). This would allow for new reuse patterns based on keeping libraries in the project. I expect this would make tools like GPM much easier to develop as well.
It could be a first step to something like node_modules in NPM or virtual environments in Python.
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