>>>> "Jan" == Jan Vroonhof
Jan> sperber(a)Informatik.Uni-Tuebingen.De (Michael Sperber [Mr. Preprocessor]) writes:
Jan> I know for a fact that users are using that feature.
> What for?
Jan> Three reasons
Jan> 1. To use an XEmacs setup maintained by another user. This could be
Jan> solved by a buch of symlinks. Note however that a lot users have
Jan> forgotten that they use XEmacs in this way, i.e. they have an alias
Jan> xemacs -u other-user (This is a PITA if you are trying to help
That seems to be one reason to zap it so they notice.
Jan> 2. A lot our shared working directories have a user associated with
Jan> them. Some people use -u gruppe3 as substitute of 'themes' when
Jan> working with files contained therein.
Jan> 3. It nice to be able to try somebody else's setup when helping them
Jan> with a problem without touching them.
Well, these are reasonable. I still think that this is not worth the
complexity, especially as 3. requires that the access permissions work
out which, in PC secury networked setup, they don't.
> I *did* try to fix it. I gave up after three hours. The whole
> behind this is fundamentally flawed with respect to the staging.
Jan> You mean with respect to the eary, late, last stuff?
No, I mean the loadup staging. Parts of the code actually require to
location of ~/.xemacs *before* even the command-line parsing has run
which groks -u.
Jan> P.S. You gain one point for the fact that gnus gets this wrong too.
Cheers =8-} Chipsy
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