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Re: How old are Emacs users?


From: Pascal Bourguignon
Subject: Re: How old are Emacs users?
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2007 02:25:11 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.91 (gnu/linux)

Tim X <address@hidden> writes:

> Klaus Straubinger <address@hidden> writes:
>
>> Tim X <address@hidden> wrote:
>>
>> [startup settings in X resources]
>>> I think its easier, clearer and faster than writing bits of elisp to
>>> set the default frame, the initial frame and then turn off toolbar
>>> etc.
>>
>> I don't find it easier to maintain settings in two different places,
>> with totally different syntaxes, where one of them is operating-system
>> dependent. And why is that clearer?
>>
>> Emacs settings should be in the Emacs initialization file, in my
>> opinion.
>>
>
> Fine and your welcome to disagree. I just fine five or so lines of the form 
>
> Emacs.geometry: 80x55
> Emacs.toolbar: 0
> etc
>
> simpler than having to have 
>
> (setq initial-frame-alist '((top . 1) 
>                             (left . 1) 
>                             (width . 80) 
>                             (height . 55)))
> (setq default-frame-alist '((top . 1)
>                             (left . 1)
>                             (width . 80)
>                             (height . 55)))
>
> plus you still get the resize flicker etc, which you don't get if you put
> things in xresources. Of course, everyones milage differs. I don't work on
> multiple platforms, so having all my X stuff in xresources is both convenient
> and consistent for me. If I also ran on Windows, maybe I'd do it differently
> (though I expect you wold need different settings anyway). 

You could also add a little elisp function to update ~/.Xresources with
the default-frame-alist, so the flicker disappears after the next
launch when you change your ~/.emacs.


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