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Re: Customize may not be appropriate for older users

From: Bill Wohler
Subject: Re: Customize may not be appropriate for older users
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 10:01:00 -0800

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
> On Mon, 14 Jan 2002, Francesco Potorti` wrote:
> > But on this topic, yes, I believe that a directory .emacs would be a
> > good thing
> I'd rather not rush into too many changes here, let alone create a 
> directory when we know a file by that very name already exists.  What's 
> wrong with ~/.customizations.el or some such?  Why do we need a special 
> directory for two or three files?

  It's more than two or three files. Consider .emacs, .emacs.custom (my
  setting for custom-file), .emacs.desktop, .jde.el, .w3, .newsrc.eld,
  .abbrev_defs, auto-save-list-file-prefix).

  For backwards compatibility, I'd leave .emacs alone, and stash these
  files/directories in ~/.emacs.d. 

  Or, blowing off compatibility, name the directory ~/.emacs (which
  would be consistent with most programs), and move the startup file to
  ~/.emacs/{config,startup,init,emacsrc}.el. or something.
  Or go with status quo. 

  Personally, I'd be happy with any of these solutions.

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