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bug#4347: Bug for .emacs.d?

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: bug#4347: Bug for .emacs.d?
Date: Sat, 12 Sep 2009 00:25:23 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.50 (gnu/linux)

>> Just so I understand better: is the problem that ~/.emacs.d is created
>> at build-time, or that it's created at run-time?

> It is created at run-time, unless it is created previously. This happens
> both on Cygwin and GNU/Linux Kubuntu 8.04 and 9.04.

> They are a few years I use Emacs without seeing any empty '~/.emacs.d'
> directory at its start, and from August 29, 2009, instead, it happens...

> It is a bug, unless someone explains why Emacs, NOW, have to create that
> empty directory when it starts.

There's no question that the behavior changed.  And clearly you do not
like it.  But ... what's the harm?
Lots of programs create a ~/.foo directory at start.


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