Why does Emacs init create a hidden file?
Why is the Emacs init file -.emacs or .emacs.d / init.el a hidden file (or in a hidden directory)? Is there a good reason for this? This can make common operations outside of Emacs unnecessarily awkward.
Dialog boxes in other programs do not handle hidden files well. For example, I tried to connect my .emacs.d / init.el to an email in my Gmail account. Firefox / Gmail dialog does not show hidden files or folders and does not allow me to enter path name.
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