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Re: ~/.emacs.d/ in load path (Calc file conflict)

From: chad
Subject: Re: ~/.emacs.d/ in load path (Calc file conflict)
Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2012 09:56:18 -0800

I've never seen it happen before, but that's hearsay.

Searching for `.emacs.d' on EmacsWiki, I see that it tells users explicitly not 
to do this (for exactly the reason that your user found) in the sections 
describing startup files, the first two results:


Seems like good news.  I also found a couple examples of people doing it 
(TimAnderson, ExtraLicense) in the first page of search results, which is less 
good news.

Hope that helps,

On Mar 6, 2012, at 7:53 AM, Jay Belanger wrote:

> I recently got a message from a user who was having trouble starting
> Calc when he had Calc settings saved in `calc-settings-file', which by
> default is "~/.emacs.d/calc.el".  The user has "~/.emacs.d/" in his load
> path, and so when Calc is started Emacs will look in his settings file
> "~/.emacs.d/calc.el" instead of ".../lisp/calc/calc.el" for autoloaded
> functions.
> Is "~/.emacs.d/" often in the load path?
> I can change the default value of `calc-settings-file' to something that
> will avoid the conflict mentioned above (while still using
> "~/.emacs.d/calc.el" if it exists), but should such a change wait for
> the 24.1 release?
> Jay

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