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Re: multiple Emacs versions on w32

From: Phillip Lord
Subject: Re: multiple Emacs versions on w32
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2006 15:56:34 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (windows-nt)

>>>>> "Eli" == Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

  >> Having said that, I've used this technique for years -- I
  >> normally use two emacs, one for email and one for everything else
  >> (checking email from the server can take a while, and emacs is
  >> single threaded).

  Eli> If I wasn't clear: this _can_ work, if one is careful not to
  Eli> put into their .emacs anything that needs to be executed during
  Eli> startup (as opposed to after it).  For example, any code added
  Eli> to window-setup-hook will not work except in .emacs (and
  Eli> site-init.el).

  >> I agree. The disabled commands option writes to .emacs.
  >> If I may be so bold, I think that this is a problem with emacs.

  Eli> Feel free to ask for such a feature on the developers' list.
  Eli> Here, I just tried to save a naive user some possible grief.

Funnily enough, the day after you sent a note saying that using the
"emacs -q -l" approach to effectively move the location of the .emacs
file can cause subtle errors, I hit one!

I've just moved back to using Emacs for reading mail, after several
months of hell at the hands of outlook. I use two emacs for a variety
of reasons; anyway, this technique doesn't work now, because it
nobbles custom, even if you have re-directed `custom-file'. 

Setting user-init-file to the same value as custom-file seems to work,
so I guess it's not a total disaster!


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