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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 16:18:07 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Wed, Aug 19, 2020 at 09:59:41AM -0400, Amin Bandali wrote:


> Reading this, another con of the XDG Base Directory approach just
> occurred to me:
> As of now, the XDG support added in Emacs 27 for the location of
> `user-emacs-directory' is completely optional: if "~/.emacs.d/" exists,
> "$XDG_CONFIG_HOME/emacs/" won't be used at all.  And some people seem to
> quite dislike the XDG approach.  So, basing this change upon that, users
> who choose not to use "$XDG_CONFIG_HOME/emacs/" will inevitably be opted
> out of this cleaning up of their Emacs directory.  I'd personally like
> to have my `user-emacs-directory' be clean, even if I choose to use
> "~/.emacs.d/" and not "$XDG_CONFIG_HOME/emacs/".  So, another reason for
> me to prefer my original proposal of diving `user-emacs-directory' up
> into subdirectories, regardless of whether or not the user uses
> "$XDG_CONFIG_HOME/emacs/".
> Thoughts?

That would work for me. I actually structure my ~/.emacs.d anyway, and
could live well with another structuring.

 - t

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