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Re: Cleaning up and structuring user-emacs-directory

From: tomas
Subject: Re: Cleaning up and structuring user-emacs-directory
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2020 10:28:35 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Wed, Aug 19, 2020 at 01:03:51AM -0400, Amin Bandali wrote:
> Richard Stallman writes:
> > [[[ To any NSA and FBI agents reading my email: please consider    ]]]
> > [[[ whether defending the US Constitution against all enemies,     ]]]
> > [[[ foreign or domestic, requires you to follow Snowden's example. ]]]
> >
> >   > Would it not be better to follow the freedesktop spec?
> >   > 
> > https://specifications.freedesktop.org/basedir-spec/basedir-spec-0.6.html
> >
> > Concretely, what change would that mean in Emacs?
> In short, the approach that I proposed divides up `user-emacs-directory'
> into multiple subdirectories and keeps `user-emacs-directory' as the
> all-in-one source of a user's Emacs files, while the XDG Base Directory
> approach as suggested by Gunnar would imply keeping only configuration
> files in `user-emacs-directory', and moving data and cache files to
> "$XDG_DATA_HOME/emacs/" and "$XDG_CACHE_HOME/emacs/" respectively, where
> 'XDG_DATA_HOME' defaults to "~/.local/share" and 'XDG_CACHE_HOME' to
> "~/.cache".

I've now read the freedesktop thing. If you ask me: please make that
optional. I have none of those $XDG_* env vars set, and I have nothing
of relevance in .local.

 - t

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