Commit 2e6710c3 authored by Glenn Morris's avatar Glenn Morris
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* lisp/startup.el (command-line): Warn if ~/emacs.d is in load-path.

parent c2685641
2013-12-01 Glenn Morris <>
* startup.el (command-line): Warn if ~/emacs.d is in load-path.
2013-11-30 Eli Zaretskii <>
* startup.el (fancy-splash-frame): On MS-Windows, trigger
......@@ -1289,6 +1289,29 @@ the `--debug-init' option to view a complete error backtrace."
;; Process the remaining args.
(command-line-1 (cdr command-line-args))
;; This is a problem because, e.g. if emacs.d/gnus.el exists,
;; trying to load gnus could load the wrong file.
;; OK, it would not matter if .emacs.d were at the end of load-path.
;; but for the sake of simplicity, we discourage it full-stop.
;; Ref eg
;; A bad element could come from user-emacs-file, the command line,
;; or EMACSLOADPATH, so we basically always have to check.
(let (warned)
(dolist (dir load-path)
(and (not warned)
(string-match-p "/[._]emacs\\.d/?\\'" dir)
(string-equal (file-name-as-directory (expand-file-name dir))
(expand-file-name user-emacs-directory))
(setq warned t)
(display-warning 'initialization
(format "Your `load-path' seems to contain
your `.emacs.d' directory: %s\n\
This is likely to cause problems...\n\
Consider using a subdirectory instead, e.g.: %s" dir
(expand-file-name "lisp" user-emacs-directory))
;; If -batch, terminate after processing the command options.
(if noninteractive (kill-emacs t))
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