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weak init-file warnings may never be noticed

From: Dan Jacobson
Subject: weak init-file warnings may never be noticed
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2004 02:32:59 +0800

You guys probably thought you were real swift with messages like
   An error has occurred while loading `/home/jidanni/.emacs':

   File error: "Cannot open load file", "bla bla...

However if one does
$ emacs some_file
the message stays up for about a second or two, before some_file
replaces it.

Unless the user is in the habit of staring at the computer, he may
miss it.

And, if emacs is started e.g., from ~/.xsession then he could go a
lifetime without noticing it amongst the window pile.

Therefore, when interactive at least, you might consider a y-or-n
minibuffer interaction,
"Got that, Holmes?"
"continue or stop?"
"Blunder forth nevertheleast?"

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