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bug#25163: 26.0.50; Unable to access `user-emacs-directory' (~/.emacs.d/


From: npostavs
Subject: bug#25163: 26.0.50; Unable to access `user-emacs-directory' (~/.emacs.d/)
Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2016 09:07:35 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1 (gnu/linux)

Tino Calancha <address@hidden> writes:

> address@hidden writes:
>
>> I see the same in Emacs 25, 24.5, and 24.4; 24.3 just prints a "File
>> exists" message.  Looks like the problem is that locate-user-emacs-file
>> (and thus the check for the warning) is called before any customizations
>> (or --eval args) are executed.
>> Perhaps the warning could be delayed until after init time?
>
> Following patch delay the warning until al command line arguments have
> being processed.
> What do you think?

I think that would still be too early for the user setting the variable
in their init file.  I would suggest using after-init-hook, something
like:

(defun locate-user-emacs-file ...
   ...
   (when errtype
     (add-hook 'after-init-hook #'maybe-warn-about-user-dir)))





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