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bug#11298: Scratch buffer (Summary of Xah's proposals, as I see it)

From: Jan D.
Subject: bug#11298: Scratch buffer (Summary of Xah's proposals, as I see it)
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2012 14:33:55 +0200
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Jambunathan K skrev 2012-04-24 18:26:
"Jan D."<address@hidden>  writes:

Giving a file name at 1. allows Emacs to set major mode.  If there is
just "Untitled N", the user would have to manually set major mode for
all new files.  This is not userfriendly.

Does it matter what mode an empty or almost empty file is in?

Well, an empty file will be filled with something, be it Java, C, C++, Javascript, XML, SQL, Lisp or whatever. I seldom create empty files for random notes.

If a user wants to exploit facilities offered by a major mode he has to
do a File->Save as.  May be Emacs can query for the modes in which a
buffer has to be opened?

Even Eclipse and Netbeans have the ability to specify file type when starting a new file. It sounds to me that what you really want is "Visit New Unknown File" or something like it.

        Jan D.

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