Re: It's Huntin' Season
Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >>"Peter" == Peter S Galbraith <email@example.com> writes:
> Peter> Emacs policy dictates that elisp files that are eval'ed at
> Peter> Emacs startup go under /etc/emacs. However, these aren't
> Peter> necessarily configuration files
> Say what?
> When I load an emacs start up file, typically the behacviour
> of emacs changes. For example, auc tex, cperl, psgml, et. al. replace
> the default handling of certain files with wildly different
The key word being 'typically' where I said 'aren't necessarily'.
Certainly some or perhaps most Emacs startup files override some other
Emacs mode, but some startup files simply tell Emacs where to find new
commands (auto-loads), or associate a file extension previously unknown
to Emacs with a new major mode.
> Peter> Tagging them as conffiles has the drawback that it leaves crud
> Peter> on the system when you remove instead of purge the package.
> That is true of all conffiles.
True. But if they're not really configuration files (in certain cases),
that's not helpful.