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

From: Dani Moncayo
Subject: bug#8220: 24.0.50; (On Windows XP) "c:\_emacs" isn't found during startup
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2011 10:33:26 +0100

On Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 07:42, Juanma Barranquero <address@hidden> wrote:
> 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.
Yes, and I wonder why to have this inconsistency. Why don't check
always for the same alternatives of init file? Even when checking
under "C:\"?.

>> 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.
Fine by me too.

Dani Moncayo

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