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

From: Glenn Morris
Subject: bug#25163: 26.0.50; Unable to access `user-emacs-directory' (~/.emacs.d/)
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2016 21:40:08 -0500
User-agent: Gnus (www.gnus.org), GNU Emacs (www.gnu.org/software/emacs/)

Óscar Fuentes wrote:

> I guess that the OP is exceptional among the Emacs user base when he
> resorts to --eval '(setq user-emacs-directory ...)' because he is not
> aware of the correct and simple -u command line option. If that's the
> case, his problem should be completely solved by using -u (without need
> to set user-emacs-directory-warning).
> I propose to change the docstring of user-emacs-directory to mention -u
> as the correct method and recommend against setting that variable in any
> way. Sadly, we cannot remove it altogether.

Somewhat off-topic for this report, but -u is a bit rubbish, isn't it?
  "load ~USER/.emacs instead of your own"
Nobody wants to load Fred's .emacs (since about 1983 on a VAX).
What they want is to use some directory other than ~/.emacs in their own space.
(But that's bug#15539, which I'm a bit surprised to see was closed wontfix.)

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