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

From: antono
Subject: Re: ~/.emacs.d/ in load path (Calc file conflict)
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2012 21:59:43 +0300
User-agent: mu4e; emacs

On Tue 06 Mar 2012 06:53:48 PM FET, 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.

 Good observation. Overall this liberal usage of ~/.emacs.d for
 different kinds of configs and caches does not looks good and leads to
 such ugly errors.

 What if Emacs define some emacs-cache-dir and emacs-data-dir variables
 and recomend to use them in extensions?

 What do you think, emacs gurus?

 Previous art:
 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filesystem_Hierarchy_Standard
 - http://standards.freedesktop.org/basedir-spec/basedir-spec-latest.html

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