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Re: ~/.emacs vs ~/.emacs.d/init.el

From: Juanma Barranquero
Subject: Re: ~/.emacs vs ~/.emacs.d/init.el
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2007 21:18:41 +0200

On 6/21/07, Davis Herring <address@hidden> wrote:

It certainly should!  --user picks a _directory_ (the home directory of a
user), and .emacs, .emacs.d/init.el, etc. are all conceptually relative
filenames in that directory.

Yes, that's my interpretation, too. But ~/.emacs.d/ appeared at least
seven years ago (there's a reference in the ChangeLog from
2000-04-24). It's hard to believe nobody has worried about -u in all
that time. <conspiranoia>Something Else Is At Work...</conspiranoia>

I hate to duplicate the
`user-emacs-directory' variable (or whatever it ends up being called), but
those filenames should really get `expand-file-name'd against a home
directory chosen by that option (or by $HOME otherwise).

The Function Without a Name can take care of that easily, I think.


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