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Re: Don't concat directories to file names

From: Juanma Barranquero
Subject: Re: Don't concat directories to file names
Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2007 01:25:01 +0200

On 6/16/07, Richard Stallman <address@hidden> wrote:

I agree.  "config" is also wrong; this is not just used for
configurations.  In fact, the current name `user-emacs-directory'
seems the best of those three.

I'm not sure what to expect from a "user Emacs directory" either...
Perhaps `user-data-directory' would be vague enough.

    I agree, but it is a minor point and the name has prior art...

Because, as Stephen has said, a variable with the same purpose and the
name `user-init-directory' has existed in XEmacs for ten years. Adding
the same variable with a different name is incompatibility for
incompatibility's sake; and more so because most uses of it will be
hidden after the proposed `find-user-config-file' function (with
whatever name).


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