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bug#11612: 24.1; Defaults create warning on startup


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#11612: 24.1; Defaults create warning on startup
Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2016 17:18:53 +0300

> From: Noam Postavsky <address@hidden>
> Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2016 09:42:31 -0400
> Cc: address@hidden, yary <address@hidden>, 
>       Juanma Barranquero <address@hidden>, Michael <address@hidden>, Jason 
> Rumney <address@hidden>
> 
> > FWIW, repeating the OP's recipe, Emacs now starts with a split-window
> > configuration, with the selected window showing the *scratch* buffer,
> > and the *Warnings* buffer displaying the above-mentioned warning.  So
> > I'm not sure the original complaint is still valid.
> 
> I think the complaint is more about the wording of the message and
> less about the buffer/window configuration. So I propose rewording it
> to
> 
>     Use of `C:\.emacs' to define `HOME' is deprecated, see (emacs)
> `Windows Home'

I don't think this is significantly more clear than the current text.
"Use of `C:\.emacs' to define `HOME'" is only understandable by people
who know how Emacs on Windows defines HOME when it is not defined in
the environment.  If we want to come up with a better text, let's make
it very clear.

How about this text instead:

  Use of `C:\.emacs' without defining `HOME' in the environment is deprecated, 
see `Windows Home' in the Emacs manual.





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