Since clearing my configuration, my filesystem has started to drown in
*~ files and the occasional
#*# file. This is a result of Emacs's default safety net, which I do not appreciate.
(setq auto-save-default nil ; Prevent *~ files make-backup-files nil) ; Prevent #*# files
I'm sure I'll live to regret this. You'll notice that I used the more compact form of setting multiple variables this time. I'm going to stick with that from now on.