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Re: Default emacs init file location confusion

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Default emacs init file location confusion
Date: Tue, 07 Jan 2020 20:09:55 +0200

> From: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
> Cc: Elias Mårtenson <address@hidden>,
>   address@hidden,
>   address@hidden,  address@hidden
> Date: Tue, 07 Jan 2020 12:57:53 -0500
> That's why I originally suggested that if ~/.emacs.d/ exists we should
> use it in preference to ~/.config/emacs/ rather than the reverse.

The issue at hand is what happens when neither of these exists at
startup time.  So your proposal would not have helped here.

We can, of course, change the preference to the opposite one when none
of the two candidates exist, if that's what people prefer.

> In any case, we should probably be more proactive about the problem: if
> both exist we should emit a clear and visible warning.

Again, that's not the situation we are discussing.

> > The way to prevent the above is described in NEWS, btw.
> I think this effect is sufficiently major that we can't just say "you
> should have read the NEWS".

The idea was that very few will want that workaround.  If everyone
will want it, we should probably just summarily remove the XDG

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