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Re: Default emacs init file location confusion

From: Robert Pluim
Subject: Re: Default emacs init file location confusion
Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2020 11:22:12 +0100

>>>>> On Wed, 08 Jan 2020 12:05:57 +0200, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> said:
    >> Except that now the issue becomes "I created ~/.config/emacs, and
    >> emacs doesnʼt use it". 

    Eli> Which is completely consistent with making this feature opt-in, don't 
you agree?  And NEWS will tell so.

Itʼs consistent, and a lesser problem than the current situation, so I
have no strong objection to it.

    >> hence Iʼd prefer:
    >> Use the XDG directory if it exists, but donʼt create
    >> it. Otherwise, use ~/.emacs.d (and create it if necessary).

    Eli> This is IMO a much more invasive change, and therefore inappropriate
    Eli> for the release branch.  The current code relies on
    Eli> user-emacs-directory to exist.  Lifting this restriction should be a
    Eli> separate change, and we should do it on master.

I didnʼt propose making user-emacs-directory not exist. I proposed
creating only ~/.emacs.d (and then using it).


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