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Re: RTFM Was: M-x goto-line binding


From: sen_ml
Subject: Re: RTFM Was: M-x goto-line binding
Date: Sun, 07 Jan 2001 10:54:25 +0900 (JST)

From: address@hidden (Jari Aalto+mail.emacs)
Subject: Re: RTFM Was: M-x goto-line binding
Date: 07 Jan 2001 03:18:58 +0200

...

> | >     The buffer "*scratch*" and "lisp interaction mode" scares hell out
> | >     of all of my students and it's diffucult to explain to anybody why
> | >     it should be lisp they see first.
> | 
> | if they bitch and demand a silver spoon, throw a plastic one at them and
> 
> Would tou kindly see it from other perspective too? Could you
> consider changing the *scratch* default buffer? How many of
> you start writing lisp every time you open Emacs? How about
> average user, to whom the Emacs is supposed to be opened out
> of the box?
> 
> I think it would be worth think if a more appropriate buffer
> were *text* in text-mode for one that opens Emacs without
> any .emacs or customisations.
> 
> I can understand that existing user's may not be happym, but 
> I'm confident that they are capable of coping with the change.
> 
> The moral is whom is Emacs still geared to? I would like to see
> more to the "first time user" and to get them started with Emacs.
> Currently I can't, because it's too much something they haven't
> got used to, I'm sorry to report that.

it seems to me that using text-mode by default could be part of the
"newbie" .emacs file hinted at recently.

how does that sound?



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