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Re: Files that begin with a period

From: Stephen J. Turnbull
Subject: Re: Files that begin with a period
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2008 13:18:46 +0900

Stefan Monnier writes:

 > Please install your locate-user-data-path function, except "path" should
 > be changed to "file" and "data" might need to be changed to "emacs"
 > because: as for user-emacs-directory vs user-data-directory, I don't see
 > the advantage of user-data-directory: AFAIK XEmacs uses
 > user-init-directory, so XEmacs (in)compatibility is not the issue.

That's correct.

However, I will remark that over time user-init-directory has become
the (informal and unofficial) standard place for putting users'
"stuff", and `user-data-directory' might be a better name for it.
There's no reason why the user-init-file can't go into the
user-data-directory.  But all this is a matter of taste.

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