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Re: RTFM Was: M-x goto-line binding

From: Jari Aalto+mail.emacs
Subject: Re: RTFM Was: M-x goto-line binding
Date: 07 Jan 2001 03:18:58 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.090001 (Oort Gnus v0.01) Emacs/20.7 (i386-*-windows98.1998)

* 2001-01-06 thi <address@hidden> mail.misc
| address@hidden (Jari Aalto+mail.emacs) writes:
| [+]
| >     The buffer "*scratch*" and "lisp interaction mode" scares hell out
| >     of all of my students and it's diffucult to explain to anybody why
| >     it should be lisp they see first.
| if they bitch and demand a silver spoon, throw a plastic one at them and

Would tou kindly see it from other perspective too? Could you
consider changing the *scratch* default buffer? How many of
you start writing lisp every time you open Emacs? How about
average user, to whom the Emacs is supposed to be opened out
of the box?

I think it would be worth think if a more appropriate buffer
were *text* in text-mode for one that opens Emacs without
any .emacs or customisations.

I can understand that existing user's may not be happym, but 
I'm confident that they are capable of coping with the change.

The moral is whom is Emacs still geared to? I would like to see
more to the "first time user" and to get them started with Emacs.
Currently I can't, because it's too much something they haven't
got used to, I'm sorry to report that.


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