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Re: Default for image-dired-main-image-directory

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Default for image-dired-main-image-directory
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2021 16:26:16 +0300

> From: Ihor Radchenko <yantar92@gmail.com>
> Cc: stefan@marxist.se,  emacs-devel@gnu.org
> Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2021 21:04:40 +0800
> Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> writes:
> > You say "not necessarily", but then proceed to describe details that
> > actually agree with what I said.
> >
> > It is fine to provide such a feature, I'm just saying that XDG
> > requires different directories, and so these two arrangements
> > contradict each other.
> Probably I misunderstood what XDG stadard describes. I have read the XDG
> description at freedesktop.org [1]. My understanding is that XDG does
> not provide any recommendations on the file naming and subdirectories
> inside home, config, state, bin, data, runtime, and cache dirs. XDG only
> prescribes using the listed dirs to store different types of data.

Sure, but none of those is called .emacs.d or anything close.

> >From a Emacs package perspective, just following XDG is still not clear
> enough.  Should all Emacs packages store data inside "XDG_DIR/emacs"
> subdirectory or maybe "XDG_DIR/emacs/package-name"? What should be the
> file names? The details I quoted are providing a possible clarification
> about these kinds of questions, except that no-littering assumes
> XDG_DIR=.emacs.d.

Look at xdg.el and at startup.el where we already use XDG-compliant
directories.  What you say above is neither compliant with XDG nor
with any current Emacs convention; it's an entirely new arrangement.
I think that's one too many.

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