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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 13:37:25 +0100

>>>>> On Wed, 08 Jan 2020 12:49:28 +0200, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> said:

    Eli> 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).

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

We'll prefer XDG *if* it exists, otherwise we ignore it. I donʼt think
thatʼs particularly open to confusion.


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