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Re: *scratch* considered harmful

From: Jason Rumney
Subject: Re: *scratch* considered harmful
Date: 21 Nov 2001 00:30:10 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.1.50

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     I am surprised if it is Windows specific, it seems to be caused by the
>     following change:
>     2001-11-03  Richard M. Stallman  <address@hidden>
>           * startup.el (fancy-splash-tail): Explain how to recover
>           from a crash, if there was a crash.
>           (command-line-1): Reorganize display of startup screen,
>           to simplify the logic.  Use a temp buffer for it.
> This change causes Emacs to display the start-up message using a
> buffer named ` *temp*'.  I don't know what makes that visible to the
> user.

The buffer name " *temp*" is displayed in the mode-line in Windows, and
in "emacs -nw" on GNU/Linux for me. Under X on GNU/Linux, the string 
"GNU Emacs" displays instead. I presume the difference is because X
uses fancy-splash instead of the old text start-up message.

Jason Rumney

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