[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Folding emacsclient into emacs

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Folding emacsclient into emacs
Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2007 09:32:44 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1.50 (gnu/linux)

dhruva <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi,
>  These are my personal views with my current/limited understanding of
> the whole topic.The simplest way to handle all camps is to show the
> splash screen is handle the following possibilities:
> 1. if the user does not have a dot emacs (here we assume a seasoned
> emacs user will have a dot emacs).
> 2. If the user has a dot emacs interpret it:
>      a. If there is an explicit statement to hide the startup splash  screen,
>          honor it.
>      b. Check the time stamp of the dot emacs with the emacs executable, if
>          emacs executable is newer, show the splash screen (with an option to
>          disable it in the main screen)
>      c. If there is way to store the dot emacs compatibility by
> storing versions
>          in a list, we could check if the current version of emacs is
> newer than
>          the one for which dot emacs was written. Show the splash screen and
>          an option to disable by adding the current version into the
> list. The list
>          can be similar to 'custom-set-variables' /'custom-set-faces'.

No, that is nonsense.  We don't want Emacs to behave unpredictable:
annoy the user for some time and then suddenly stop without the user
being able to figure out what he changed.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]