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Re: Interactive guide for new users

From: Robert Pluim
Subject: Re: Interactive guide for new users
Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2020 12:52:13 +0200

>>>>> On Sat, 12 Sep 2020 14:02:29 +0300, Göktuğ Kayaalp <self@gkayaalp.com> 
>>>>> said:

    >>> SCREEN 8: Thank you. Your choices have been saved in Emacs' 
    >>> file ~/.emacs.d/init.el (or ~/.emacs ?).
    >> What do we do here wrt XDG preferences?

    Göktuğ> Might be a good idea to default to XDG dirs if that’s what Emacs
    Göktuğ> community wants to encourage.  But because a lot of text out there 
    Göktuğ> say ~/.emacs or ~/.emacs.d/init.el, the file name should be made 
    Göktuğ> clear.

We could default 'user-init-file' to "$XDG_CONFIG_HOME/emacs/init.el"
for people who have no existing .emacs or .emacs.d, I guess (currently
we default to ~/.emacs), although Iʼd be happier if we used
"~/.emacs.d/init.el", as that leaves the choice of whether to use XDG
later up to the user (and Emacs will create ~/.emacs.d anyway).

Iʼm in no way suggesting that we stop reading ~/.emacs, though.


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