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Re: [Emacs-diffs] trunk r113773: Gnus: delete temporary files when Gnus

From: Achim Gratz
Subject: Re: [Emacs-diffs] trunk r113773: Gnus: delete temporary files when Gnus exits instead of using timers
Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2013 07:06:55 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Katsumi Yamaoka writes:
>> Yes.  Having the files in /tmp linger for a "long time" is not what
>> users expect, I think, and may lead to privacy problems.
> Yes, we should think much of privacy.  A better way would be to
> set $TMPDIR, $TEMP, $TMP, and so forth to someting like "~/tmp".

Not only is this not a better solution, but makes things potentially
much worse.  It is not uncommon to have everything in $HOME subject to
automatic backup and also not uncommon to not have enough space in $HOME
to function reliably as $TMPDIR.  Emacs shouldn't make changes to how
the environment is set up when it cannot know how the system is set up.

These days TMPDIR is often pointing to a private space anyway (as far as
a file on disk can be private).

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