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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 20:19:44 +0200

> From: Robert Pluim <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden,  address@hidden,  address@hidden,
>   address@hidden,  address@hidden
> Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2020 19:12:42 +0100
>     Eli> Let me put it this way: why should we prefer XDG just because the
>     Eli> directory exists, but not prefer ~/.emacs.d when that one exists?
> Because the XDG one will only exist if the user is opting-in to using
> it?

If the user created it, sure.  But that is not guaranteed, and if it
wasn't the user, as we saw, the preference causes confusion and makes
Emacs behave backward-incompatibly.

> Anyway, I guess I canʼt convince you. We'll just have to be very clear
> in the NEWS entry.

Yes.  But backward-compatible behavior makes the NEWS entry much less

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