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bug#4347: Bug for .emacs.d?

From: Juanma Barranquero
Subject: bug#4347: Bug for .emacs.d?
Date: Sat, 5 Sep 2009 04:12:06 +0200

Package: emacs
Version: 23.1.50
X-Debbugs-CC: address@hidden

On Sat, Sep 5, 2009 at 02:27, Angelo Graziosi<address@hidden> wrote:

> The build of current CVS creates the empty directory '~/.emacs.d', each time
> one starts Emacs, even if in the '.emacs' file there is
> (setq auto-save-list-file-prefix nil)
> which should prohibit that!!

`auto-save-list-file-prefix' does not do that. It controls the path
for auto-save files, but there are many packages that use the value of
`user-emacs-directory', so you cannot rely on auto-save-list-prefix to
determine whether ~/.emacs.d will be created or not.

> This strange behavior does not happen with CVS checked out on 2009.08.27.

Yes, this is really a regression. It is caused by this change:

2009-08-29  Stefan Monnier  <address@hidden>

        * paths.el (abbrev-file-name): Move to abbrev.el.
        * abbrev.el (abbrev-file-name): Move from paths.el.
        Obey user-emacs-directory.
        * calc/calc.el (calc-settings-file): Don't autoload and instead obey
        * dos-fns.el (dos-reevaluate-defcustoms): Don't reevaluate
        abbrev-file-name and calc-settings-file any more.
        * startup.el (command-line): Recompute abbrev-file-name and


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