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Re: Cleaning up and structuring user-emacs-directory

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Cleaning up and structuring user-emacs-directory
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 23:33:21 -0400

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The doc string of ecomplete-database-file suggests that the file is
really a kind of cache.  Is that so?  Would deleting the file be

I have a feeling that recentf-save-file is also a cache file.  Is that so?

On the other hand, it looks like bookmark-default-file is a file of
user data, and deleting the file would lose the user's data.  Is that

It is not unreasonable to store the data files in a separate directory
from configuration files.  However, if there are few of them it is not
worth the trouble to separate them.

We should take care to distinguish which files are cache files
and put them into ~/.cache.

It makes sense to put data files like that one into a separate place

Dr Richard Stallman
Chief GNUisance of the GNU Project (https://gnu.org)
Founder, Free Software Foundation (https://fsf.org)
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