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bug#1298: allow 'emacsclient -a "emacs --daemon && emacsclient -c"'


From: Dan Nicolaescu
Subject: bug#1298: allow 'emacsclient -a "emacs --daemon && emacsclient -c"'
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2008 12:20:49 -0800 (PST)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

  > >> >> > How about something like:
  > >> >> > emacsclient --start-daemon
  > >> >> You mean "emacsclient --start-daemon-if-needed FILENAME" ?
  > >> >> Yes, probably something like that.  It could potentially be folded 
into
  > >> >> the alternate-editor (e.g. if alternate-editor has some special value
  > >> >> such as the empty string).
  > >> > How does the patch below look like?
  > >> 
  > >> I'd prefer to combine it with --alternate-editor since the two args are
  > >> mutually exclusive.  Have you tried it and it caused problems?
  > 
  > > I didn't quite get what you said... It should probably work, modulo ... 
  > 
  > >> > There's one refinement possible: make --start-daemon-if-needed take an
  > >> > argument --start-daemon-if-needed=ARG and use it like this:
  > >> > emacs --daemon=ARG
  > >> 
  > >> I think this ARG should automatically be taken from the
  > >> usual --socket-name argument.
  > 
  > > ... this: That won't work in the future when we extend --daemon to be 
able to
  > > specify a TCP port for example: --daemon=FILENAME:TCP_PORT
  > 
  > No need to worry about that: I've already explicitly rejected a tcp-port
  > option for server.el in the past, so I'll be happy to give other such
  > rejections in the future.

Hmm, you said the reverse here: 
http://article.gmane.org/gmane.emacs.devel/103350







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