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unify emacclient and gnuserv

From: Dan Jacobson
Subject: unify emacclient and gnuserv
Date: 06 Mar 2002 09:01:10 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.1

How could it be that the only way to run function xyz is to do
1. emacs -f xyz, [only allowed when starting a new emacs, or batch mode]
2. personally type M-x xyz into a running emacs window.

How could it be that emacs provides no other way to get a already running
emacs to run xyz?

I was just doing
nroff -man /usr/local/share/emacs/21.1/etc/emacsclient.1|less
the other day (because it apparently isn't installed while the
emacs(1) page is by the emacs installation process), and, it dawned on
me that emacsclient could add the functionality of

       gnuserv,  gnuclient,  gnudoit - Server and Clients for GNU

which apparently is a ange project last updated in 1995.

Anyways the two could be unified and I could then, with all official
distributed tools, have the power to not only send files to a running
emacs to be edited from another window, but also send e.g., commands
to frenshen my mailbox etc, like gnus-group-get-new-news, all from
scripts running outside of a running emacs [ran automatically when my
modem disconnects], without having to do emacs -f gnus [starting all
over again], no having to [shudder] type a "g" into the emacs window.

Anyway, all I see is some great functionality from 1995 code, just
spinning on a disk out there, needing a manual makefile edit to
compile, when instead it could be brought under the official tools

Wait, I went thru all the trouble of installing gnuserv and:
"Can't run gnuserv because server.el appears to be loaded already"
ok, took care of that, then
Refused connection from^D
never mind.
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