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bug#49424: 27.2; Misdocumented default initialisation file

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#49424: 27.2; Misdocumented default initialisation file
Date: Thu, 08 Jul 2021 22:10:21 +0300

> Date: Thu, 8 Jul 2021 19:22:59 +0100 (BST)
> From: Peter Oliver <p.d.oliver@mavit.org.uk>
> cc: Robert Pluim <rpluim@gmail.com>, larsi@gnus.org, 49424@debbugs.gnu.org
> > Deleting that would be a step back, since it was added for a reason,
> > see the discussions about that.  Specifically, we don't want to repeat
> > the whole long description of how and where does Emacs find the init
> > file every time we mention the init file.
> Perhaos, elsewhere in the documentation, instead of saying “~/.emacs”, we 
> could say “the initialization file”, accompanied by a link to this 
> description of where it can be found.

I'd suggest to audit all the places where this could be relevant,
before proposing a solution.  For example, if some text tells the user
"put this-and-that Lisp in your ~/.emacs file", a reference to a
description how Emacs looks for the init file will only confuse.

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