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bug#23576: [documentation] ‘Using Emacs as a Server’: ‘M-x set-variable
bug#23576: [documentation] ‘Using Emacs as a Server’: ‘M-x set-variable RET server-name RET foo RET’
Wed, 18 May 2016 22:53:33 +0300
> From: Dmitry Alexandrov <address@hidden>
> Date: Wed, 18 May 2016 22:25:38 +0300
> Chapter 38 ‘Using Emacs as a Server’ in ‘GNU Emacs Manual’ says  the
> You can run multiple Emacs servers on the same machine by giving
> each one a unique “server name”, using the variable server-name. For
> example, M-x set-variable RET server-name RET foo RET sets the
> server name to ‘foo’.
> First of all, ‘M-x set-variable RET server-name RET foo RET’ just does
> not work, returning “Value ‘foo’ does not match type string of
> server-name”. It actually should be ‘M-x set-variable RET server-name
> RET "foo" RET’, since ‘server-name’ requires a string.
Fixed on the release branch.
> However, I found this example pretty confusing in general: when the
> server is not started yet, setting ‘server-name’ with ‘M-x set-variable’
> is impossible (variable does not exist yet);
Fixed on master branch.
> when the server is already running, there is no much sense in
> setting it, since it does not rename the instance on-the-fly.
But it affects the next one.
> ¿Would not it be more useful to give as an example of how to start
> multiple Emacs servers something like:
> $ emacs --eval '(setq server-name "foo")' --daemon
I added this, but I don't think it should replace what's in the
manual: not all the uses of the server are in daemon sessions.