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bug#8220: 24.0.50; (On Windows XP) "c:\_emacs" isn't found during startu

From: Juanma Barranquero
Subject: bug#8220: 24.0.50; (On Windows XP) "c:\_emacs" isn't found during startup
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2011 07:42:18 +0100

On Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 06:56, Jason Rumney <address@hidden> wrote:

> More accurately, if %HOME% is set explicitly, then init files are searched
> there.
> Otherwise if c:\.emacs exists, then %HOME% is implicitly set to C:\ (for
> backwards compatibility with older versions)

Well, sort of, because when HOME is implicitly set to C:\, only the
existence of .emacs is checked, not _emacs, while the same is not true
for an explicit HOME or for the AppData directory.

> In fact, we could start issuing a warning
> if the fallback directory of C:\ is detected as being used in Emacs 24, so
> we can remove this fallback in a future release.

Yes, I think that's a good idea.


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