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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: Tue, 26 Oct 2021 19:15:08 +0300

> From: Ihor Radchenko <yantar92@gmail.com>
> Cc: stefan@marxist.se,  emacs-devel@gnu.org
> Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2021 22:58:09 +0800
> Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> writes:
> >> Essentially, it is similar to XDG directory set, but all the directories
> >> are inside .emacs.d by default.
> >
> > That's a different philosophy, and since it contradicts XDG, which
> > many people want, I don't think we can go that way, except as an
> > opt-in feature (which will then become a maintenance burden, as it
> > will be yet another, third, set of defaults).
> Not necessarily.  no-littering provides a unified directory structure to
> be used by other packages. Yes, it defaults to structure inside .emacs.d
> (and thus do not need to bother with OS-specific conventions), but
> that's not required:

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.

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