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Re: RFC - cleaning up /etc

From: Glenn Morris
Subject: Re: RFC - cleaning up /etc
Date: Thu, 09 Jan 2014 14:50:56 -0500
User-agent: Gnus (www.gnus.org), GNU Emacs (www.gnu.org/software/emacs/)

"Eric S. Raymond" wrote:

>> Does not seem like a good idea to me.
> That's not a useful response unless accompanied by an explanation.

It seems necessary to respond quickly these days.

Anything in etc/ that is important is accessed via Emacs commands/menus.
M-x view-emacs-news, describe-no-warranty, describe-gnu-project, etc.
Moving the file does nothing but break any external references that
may exist.

The only reason that files like ORDERS still exist is for historical
reasons, in case of some external reference pointing to them.

Anything in there that is not important (COOKIES etc) is frankly only
there for sentimental historical reasons, because people will kick up
a fuss if they get removed. Moving it eg to an etc/misc subdirectory
is pointless IMO. And etc/jokes would just be leaden.
And an entire new top-level directory is an awful idea.

Basically, if a file is not pointless, there'll be an external
reference to it somewhere. If it is pointless, it does not matter
where it lives. So overall, better to leave alone IMO.

And again: not during a feature freeze, please.

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