Didier, please comment.
>>>> "Reuben" == Reuben Thomas
Reuben> But then if you customise the file in which to save the
Reuben> recent files list, it isn't found, because custom.el has
Reuben> not been loaded, so you start from scratch each time (the
Reuben> file is then saved with the correct name because the
Reuben> customisation has kicked in).
Known bug, too risky to fix in 21.4 (we've had one disastrous recent
bug in init file handling), probably (already? will be?) fixed in 21.5.
I think the following will work. Rename your custom file (eg, to
(setq custom-file (expand-file-name "~/.xemacs/options.el"))))
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