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bug#6685: 23.2; Discards control characters during boot.

From: Andrew Hyatt
Subject: bug#6685: 23.2; Discards control characters during boot.
Date: Fri, 09 Sep 2016 20:32:57 +0000

On Thu, Sep 8, 2016 at 12:21 PM Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
> From: Andrew Hyatt <address@hidden>
> Date: Thu, 08 Sep 2016 01:08:55 -0400
> Cc: address@hidden
> I was trying to reproduce this in Emacs 25, but emacsclient will not
> start up a new emacs instance with emacsclient. According to the
> documentation I have on emacsclient on using the alternative editor
> flag:
> If the value of EDITOR is the empty string, run "emacs --daemon" to
> start Emacs in daemon mode, and try to connect to it.
> So I can't reproduce this issue anymore.  Let me know if I'm missing
> something, please.

Sorry, I don't understand what you are saying.  Starting the daemon
with ALTERNATIVE_EDITOR="" was part of the recipe; you seem to say it
no longer works, although the documentation still says it should?  It
certainly works for me, if I understood correctly what you described.

It doesn't work for me for some reason, and the documentation seems to imply that it shouldn't work.  If using ALTERNATIVE_EDITOR="" started emacs in daemon mode, why would the documentation tell the user to run the "emacs --daemon" manually?  Instead, what I get when I don't have an emacs in daemon mode, is just emacsclient telling me there's no emacs daemon running.

Judging by your response, I feel I must be misunderstanding something, but I don't know what.

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