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bug#2825: 23.0.91; initial-buffer-choice useless with emacs daemon

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: bug#2825: 23.0.91; initial-buffer-choice useless with emacs daemon
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2009 22:07:38 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.92 (gnu/linux)

>> >> I'm not sure what you mean by "the startup screen", but if a user
>> >> prefers to start with a (dired "~/") than with *scratch*, I can't think
>> >> of a good reason why we should disregard this preference when connecting
>> >> via the emacsclient.
>> > The startup screen is what `display-startup-screen' displays. 
>> > And that's my point too, *scratch* is a fine choice for now.
>> What does this have to do with the question at hand.  IIUC th question
>> at hand is: why should the server.el code show "*scratch*" when the user
>> has set initial-buffer-choice to some file name?

> NEWS says:

> ** New user option `initial-buffer-choice' specifies what to display
> after starting Emacs: startup screen, *scratch* buffer, visiting a
> file or directory.

> if the code is changed so that emacsclient called with no arguments
> displays the startup screen __by default__, then we might have yet
> another long discussion if this is the right thing to do.

I do not understand what you mean.


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