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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 15:38:08 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.50 (gnu/linux)

>> There's no question that the behavior changed.  And clearly you do not
>> like it.  But ... what's the harm?

> IMHO, the harm is that the very existence of `user-emacs-directory'
> implies that the users can change it to suit their tastes.

If you prefer we can hardcode it in locate-user-emacs-file.  Notice that
it's not a defcustom, not a defvar with a *, not even a defvar without
a *, but a defconst.  So no, it's not meant to be changed.

> How do you force Emacs now to create ~/.emacs.d with another name?

You don't.  Just like you don't request Emacs to use another name
than ~/.emacs.  All you can do is set $HOME to use a .emacs or .emacs.d
in another directory.


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