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Re: please conform to the xdg base directory specification

Adding yet more complexity to the initialisation file logic doesn't seem
a great idea, but one thing that could keep everything more or less
under control would be to make ZDOTDIR a colon-separated array (and make
zdotdir an array).  This adds a lot of flexibility in a place users
would already expect to find it.  The only disadvantage I can see is if
you happen to have a directory with a colon in it, which is unusual and
bad for other reasons.

We'd need to decide on the rule for multiple directories: use the first
found, use the first containing initialisation files, use the first file
of each type found by searching through the path...

An empty directory would be equivalent to $HOME.

Peter Stephenson <p.w.stephenson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Web page now at http://homepage.ntlworld.com/p.w.stephenson/

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