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Re: [PATCH] for review - Allow expansion of "~" (as opposed to "~user")

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [PATCH] for review - Allow expansion of "~" (as opposed to "~user")
Date: Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:20:14 +0200

> Date: Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:09:56 +0200
> From: Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden
> > Based on all that, I think the most consistent option is to:
> > 
> > 1) always check if ~USER/ directory exists for the ‘User foo has no home
> >    directory’ warning;
> > 
> > 2) user ~USER/.emacs and ~USER/_emacs on MS-Windows; and
> > 
> > 3) use `expand-file-name' when setting `user-init-file' if init file has
> >    not been loaded.
> Sorry, I cannot follow the logic that led to these 3 conclusions.
> Please explain.  (And don't we already do all that?)

Btw, I'd like to reiterate something I already suggested near the
beginning: just error out if "-u USER" is used on DOS/Windows.  I
think this should put all this issue to rest, and avoid unneeded
complexity, FAQs, etc.

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