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Re: Some findings and suggestion about Emacs on w32

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: Some findings and suggestion about Emacs on w32
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2004 10:29:46 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

"Lennart Borgman" <address@hidden> writes:

> : > ----- Original Message ----- 
> : > From: "Kim F. Storm" <address@hidden>
> :
> : I don't understand.  How does gnuclient make emacs easier to learn ?
> What I wanted to say was that if gnuclient is used then you can open your
> files from Windows Explorer or cmd.exe and they all get into Emacs just as
> if you opened them from inside Emacs. Then the new user does not have to
> rethink how he/she searches for files for example. It can be done as usual.

I understood this, but I don't see how it makes _learning_ emacs easier.
For one thing you wont learn of dired or C-x C-f which are much better

Anyways, what you talk about is 'integration' with the o/s, and I
think that is a good thing to do.  And yes, clicking on a .c file
should launch the file in emacs rather than Visual Stupido.

> Does not this makes it more easy to learn Emacs? 

Being able to start a program doesn't usually make you an expert :-)

>                                                  At least it seems to me
> that less details have to be learned to begin using Emacs. (Of course I
> could give more examples like this, but I hope the main idea gets through.)

I think we should do both -- users are not alike, and once you master emacs,
why would you ever go into Windoze Exploder to open a file when it's right
there in C-x C-f ?

> : A major difference is that in CVS emacs, emacsserver is now INTERNAL
> : written in ELisp via make-network-process.  I.e. only emacsclient is
> : an external program.
> Is emacsserver started automatically or does the user have to start
> emacsserver from .emacs (or another init file)?

You must start the server with (server-start) in .emacs. 

Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> http://www.cua.dk

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