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bug#11612: 24.1; Defaults create warning on startup


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#11612: 24.1; Defaults create warning on startup
Date: Sat, 02 Jun 2012 22:18:48 +0300

> From: yary <address@hidden>
> Date: Sat, 2 Jun 2012 14:58:06 -0400
> 
> Using the Windows release candidate binaries, build 1 24.1,
> running with emacs -Q, starts emacs with a *Warning* buffer:
> 
> Warning (initialization): Setting HOME to C:\ by default is deprecated

This warning means that you have a .emacs file in C:\, which causes
Emacs to pretend that HOME is set to point to that directory.  This
arrangement is deprecated, and will cease to be supported in a future
version of Emacs.  Thus the warning.

IOW, this is a feature, not a bug.

I suggest to close this bug.

> I believe previous emacs set HOME to %UserProfile%

It will do that if you remove/rename C:\.emacs.

> - regardless of the setting for emacs 24, its default should not
> cause a warning, or at least the warning could a suggest remedy.

This is a feature.





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