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Re: Path for system-wide .eln files

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: Path for system-wide .eln files
Date: Sat, 05 Sep 2020 03:48:25 -0400

   > The difference between the two directories is that the home directory
   > may be shared between different architectures, while /usr/lib (or
   > /usr/local/lib) is _not_ shared by its definition. Therefore the
   > architecture makes sense in ~/.emacs.d/ but is redundant in /usr/lib/.

   The extra info may be redundant but it does no harm.

If it is redundant, it also means that it doesn't have to be there.

But since there is no need to keep such information in libdir, it is
by definition for one specific architecture, it is better to remove

There is also precedent in the GNU coding standards, e.g. most
anything under datarootdir, so it makes more sense to make libdir here
/usr/lib/emacs/VERSION as is the case with other things.

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