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Re: Default emacs init file location confusion

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Default emacs init file location confusion
Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2020 12:49:28 +0200
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On January 8, 2020 12:22:12 PM GMT+02:00, Robert Pluim <address@hidden> wrote:
> >>>>> On Wed, 08 Jan 2020 12:05:57 +0200, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>
> said:
>     >> 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).

That would mean we sometimes prefer XDG and sometimes .emacs.d, something that 
IMO will be harder to explain and document, and easier to become confused about.

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