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Date: Tue, 20 Jul 1999 14:47:33 +0200
From: Hans-Bernhard Broeker <broeker AT physik DOT rwth-aachen DOT de>
Message-Id: <199907201247.OAA00367@acp3bf.physik.rwth-aachen.de>
To: djgpp AT delorie DOT com
Subject: Re: initialization file for gnuplot 3.7
Newsgroups: comp.os.msdos.djgpp
Organization: RWTH Aachen, III. physikalisches Institut B
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Reply-To: djgpp AT delorie DOT com

In article <199907191932 DOT OAA07195 AT darwin DOT sfbr DOT org> you wrote:

> I'd like to have ~/_gnuplot be the initialization file, in keeping with
> many other djgpp ports.  Can this be done without recompiling gnuplot?
> AFAICT the initialization file (under MS-DOS) *must* be called GNUPLOT.INI
> (which of course could load _gnuplot, but then what would be the point?).

It can't be changed without recompiling the binary (or modifying it
in-place), that much is true.  Among others, such a change would be
contradicting the gnuplot documentation, thus introducing a bug into
your version of gnuplot, unless you change the docs as well.

I really fail to see any good reason for this behaviour. Unlike most
of the existing GNU programs, gnuplot *does* already have a documented
working solution for it's startup file on MS-DOS, and that's been so
for well over five years, now. Changing it just because you don't like
the current file name would break other users' expectations without
any good reason.

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Hans-Bernhard Broeker (broeker AT physik DOT rwth-aachen DOT de)
Even if all the snow were burnt, ashes would remain.

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