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

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Implement XDG Base Directory specification for user-emacs-directory
Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2019 19:22:51 +0300

> From: Noam Postavsky <address@hidden>
> Date: Sun, 9 Jun 2019 16:16:22 -0400
> Cc: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>, Emacs developers <address@hidden>
> > 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.

You are right, but then I think this feature will be an endless
source of confusion and bug reports.  Sigh...

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