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Re: C:\_emacs not being read

From: Jason Rumney
Subject: Re: C:\_emacs not being read
Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2007 23:46:15 +0100
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Eli Zaretskii wrote:
>> Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2007 09:25:33 +0100
>> From: Jason Rumney <address@hidden>
>> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden
>> I don't remember what the exact reason for not supporting it in this
>> particular place was.  I can't find the thread where we were discussing
>> it, only earlier threads from Nov 04 and May 05.
> I don't even remember this being discussed.

Then perhaps it was an oversight. I thought I remembered some problem
being brought up in checking for both names in c:\.

> What about startup.el?  If HOME _is_ set, we still try to load _emacs
> if there's no .emacs there.

The intention was definitely never to drop support for _emacs
completely, but I thought I remembered a discussion about problems with
checking in multiple locations, which was resolved by deprecating the
non-standard _emacs version.

> If you mean remove this from the manual only as a deprecation measure,
> then we probably should introduce it into w32.c where we check for
> C:/.emacs.

If 22.2 is to be released soon, then it is worth adding a check if we
are sure it is an omission.

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