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bug#15539: [PATCH] Setting user-emacs-directory

From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#15539: [PATCH] Setting user-emacs-directory
Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2020 13:06:33 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Paul Eggert <eggert@cs.ucla.edu> writes:

> One might have a situation where one wants to vary (or save) files
> traditionally kept in ~/.emacs.d/, and no other files. But it's also
> quite plausible that one will want some of those files and not others,
> just as one might want ~/.config/emacs and ~/.config/fontconfig but
> not ~/.config/gtk-3.0. And it's unlikely that a single option will
> have all the fine-grained control that one would need for all these
> situations. Instead, it's probably better just to suggest to people
> that they set up $HOME (or perhaps $XDG_CONFIG_HOME) to point to a
> directory full of configurations that are just they way they like it.

So I think the conclusion to this long thread was that we don't want to
add a specific switch for this, and instead people can say
"XDG_CONFIG_HOME=/whatever emacs" when they want to change these paths.
So I'm closing this bug report.

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