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From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: $USERPROFILE for $HOME on W32
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2004 22:57:20 +0200

> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden
> From: Jason Rumney <address@hidden>
> Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2004 20:47:53 +0000
> "Eli Zaretskii" <address@hidden> writes:
> > In any case, if we suspect $HOME is always set on Cygwin, adding it to
> > the list won't do any harm.
> It will if $HOME is set to "C:/" deliberately and .emacs does not
> exist yet. This applies on the native Windows build as well

Exactly: adding Cygwin to the list will not do any harm beyond what
the suggested patch already does for the native build.

Anyway, setting HOME to "C:/" is silly, IMHO.

> another reason why it would be better to do this in the same place as
> HOME is set to C:/

I agree.

> I don't think Cygwin has code to default HOME to "C:/"

The Cygwin build runs the Unix code, so there's no setting of HOME
anywhere in it.

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