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Re: Folding emacsclient into emacs

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Folding emacsclient into emacs
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2007 10:22:44 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     It is a bad habit to exit Emacs when one might need it soon.  But
>     there is nothing to be gained from starting it when one does not
>     actually need to edit anything.
> The bad habit effect is that if one gets in the habit of visiting a
> file by starting Emacs,

That was not what I was talking about.  I was talking about the habit
of starting Emacs by visiting a file.

I hop you can see the difference.

> one will tend to start a new Emacs instead of going back to the old
> one -- without thinking about it.
> Maybe you have the constant mindfulness to overcome the force of
> habit, but many users don't.

Again: it is not our task to punish users whose habits don't match
ours.  Emacs is a tool, not a master for the user.

David Kastrup

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