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bug#23350: 25.0.93; Docstring of bookmark-save-flag wrongly says that bo


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#23350: 25.0.93; Docstring of bookmark-save-flag wrongly says that bookmark-default-file defaults do ~/.emacs.bmk
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 11:31:28 +0300

> From: Jorge Peixoto de Morais Neto <address@hidden>
> Date: Sun, 24 Apr 2016 12:37:48 -0300
> 
> On Sat, 2016-04-23 at 14:32 -0700, John Mastro wrote:
> > My reading of the docstring and code is that it's working as intended.
> > It's not that .emacs.bmk is the default, but that it was the default in
> > the past.
> > 
> > The logic seems to be (assuming ~/.emacs.d/ is the user's Emacs
> > directory):
> >   1. If `bookmark-file' is non-nil, use that
> >   2. If ~/.emacs.d/bookmarks exists, use that
> >   3. If ~/.emacs.d/.emacs.bmk exists, use that
> >   4. Otherwise, use ~/.emacs.d/bookmarks
> > 
> > Note that ~/.emacs.d/bookmarks is used in both 2 and 4.
> > 
> > In other words, ~/.emacs.d/bookmarks is the real default, but it's
> > accommodating the continued use of the old default
> > (~/.emacs.d/.emacs.bmk).
> In a vanilla, non-customized installation of Emacs, bookmark-default-file
> is "~/.emacs.d/bookmarks".  That is what should be reported as the default
> value.
> 
> Instead, the docstring of bookmark-save-flag says:
> > To specify the file in which to save them, modify the variable
> > ‘bookmark-default-file’, which is ‘~/.emacs.bmk’ by default.
> 
> This is confusing.  The docstring of bookmark-load is also confusing, as it
> says:
> > Your own personal bookmark file, ‘~/.emacs.bmk’, is
> > maintained automatically by Emacs
> 
> These docstrings could send a novice user in the wrong direction, consuming
> his time and reinforcing the image that configuring Emacs is time-consuming. 

Thanks, fixed for Emacs 25.1.





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