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Re: A wish, a plea

From: Lennart Borgman (gmail)
Subject: Re: A wish, a plea
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2007 21:07:33 +0200
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Karl Fogel wrote:
"Lennart Borgman (gmail)" <address@hidden> writes:
Hacksaw wrote:
But my real wish is that *scratch* would just go away. IMHO, it's
usefulness is limited. And the chances that something important gets
lost because of a careless keystroke is too high.

Please help a poor writer?

No need to change Emacs. Just put something like this in your .emacs:

  (let ((b (get-buffer "*scratch*")))
    (when b
      (kill-buffer b)))

Happy writing, Hacksaw!

I don't think Hacksaw was writing to ask us for help in solving his
problem.  He was writing to ask us to help future users *avoid* what
happened to him.

Emacs gives the user total control, but that does not diminish the
importance of choosing reasonable defaults.  The current *scratch*
buffer is a punitive default; Hacksaw is suggesting that we choose
another default.

Ah, yes, you are right. Sorry. I myself use to hate to get the kind of response I gave to Hacksaw ...

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