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Re: Don't concat directories to file names

From: Stephen J. Turnbull
Subject: Re: Don't concat directories to file names
Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2007 03:09:08 +0900

Juanma Barranquero writes:

 > > The trick of doing
 > >
 > > (defun user-init-directory ()

 > Yes, but that adds API complexity.

Sure.  Since as Stefan points out it should be used in the context of
expand-file-name anyway, this can't really help, so I withdraw the

 > > How does "user-configuration-file" or
 > > "find-user-configuration-file" sound?  (Of course "configuration"
 > > could be shortened to "config".)
 > Good, I like `user-config-file' or `find-user-config-file'. Stefan has
 > proposed `user-init-file', but I don't like it because it seems
 > related to .emacs/init.el (as the variable of the same name is).

I agree.  I think the fact that there is a variable of that name with
a quite distinct meaning would be too confusing.

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