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Re: Inexplicable flaw: non-overridable .emacs

From: Maarten Bergvelt
Subject: Re: Inexplicable flaw: non-overridable .emacs
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2007 19:08:43 +0000 (UTC)
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In article <address@hidden>, kj wrote:
> Please correct me if I'm wrong, it is my understanding that one
> cannot use a command-line switch to tell emacs to read a config
> file *other* than the standard ~/.emacs.
> If this is correct, I seems to me an inexplicable design flaw.  Is
> there some fundamental reason for it?

There was some discussion about this in last month, see
the thread "change location of .emacs" especially the postings by 
Eli Zaretskii. 

I don't understand why people do object to using ~/.emacs, though.

Maarten Bergvelt                

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