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Re: [PATCH] Implement XDG Base Directory specification for user-emacs-di

From: Noam Postavsky
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Implement XDG Base Directory specification for user-emacs-directory
Date: Sun, 9 Jun 2019 16:16:22 -0400

On Sun, 9 Jun 2019 at 15:17, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:

> > I think for simple reasons of backward compatibility, if both
> > "$XDG_CONFIG_HOME/emacs/" and "~/.emacs.d/" exist, we should use
> > "~/.emacs.d/".
> I agree, but maybe we should also have an opt-in defcustom to prefer
> the other way around.  IME, sometimes ~/.emacs.d is created due to
> some random experiments people do, which are unrelated to their
> routine operations, or due to some (buggy) packages that hard-code
> ~/.emacs.d.  We should give such users a fire escape.

But where would the defcustom setting be read from? Seems like a bit
of a bootstrapping problem.

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