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Re: It's Huntin' Season

[I'm not sure this should be on -devel]

Rob Browning <rlb@defaultvalue.org> wrote:

> The only reason that I chose /etc initially was because I was trying
> to follow emacs upstream behaviour as closely as possible, and they
> put all the auto-loaded stuff in /etc.  However, that doesn't mean
> that we couldn't also augment policy to add a
> /usr/share/emacs/site-start.d/ where packages could put their
> non-configurable code.  However, then there would be the question of
> ordering -- what happens first -- offhand, I'd say that /usr/share
> would run before /etc so that admins could override things.

I think the order would have to be by number first, then by directory.

e.g. If I have a file 55bar.el numbered so it runs after 50foo.el from
another package, I don't want the ordering to change on me because one
of the scripts got moved from under /etc to /usr/share.


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