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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 20:07:24 +0200

> From: Robert Pluim <address@hidden>
> Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2020 18:44:33 +0100
> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden,
>  address@hidden, address@hidden
>     Eli> But such accident was exactly what started this discussion.  So
>     Eli> evidently the probability of that happening is higher than we assume.
> Not really. *emacs* created that directory, not the user, and thatʼs
> exactly what weʼre trying to prevent (well, I am :-) ).

It could still happen again, with another Emacs version.

>     Eli> The advantage of the latter is that it's fully backward-compatible.
> It is, but 'use this new thing only if you create it' is pretty
> unsurprising as well, weʼre not going to stop using .emacs.d and force
> people to use ~/.config/emacs.

Sorry, I'm unconvinced.

Let me put it this way: why should we prefer XDG just because the
directory exists, but not prefer ~/.emacs.d when that one exists?

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