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Re: fancy splash screen

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: fancy splash screen
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2006 17:21:28 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

"Drew Adams" <address@hidden> writes:

>     >> BTW, I'd prefer calling the "GNU Emacs" buffer either
>     >> "*splash-screen*" or " *splash-screen*".
>     > Or "*About Emacs*"...
>     Emacs is somewhat redundant.
>     *About* would probably be fine.
> "About Emacs" describes what it is. "About GNU Emacs" would be
> better, providing a helpful reminder about GNU (but some will argue
> that GNU is never needed in "GNU Emacs").

It is not needed in general.  It can be nice to stress its role in the
GNU project when talking about that, but I think that in purely
technical contexts, just "Emacs" is the more straightforward use.

> "Emacs" in "About Emacs" is not redundant in any way. If you have
> multiple buffers, there is nothing that implies that one named only
> "About" has help about Emacs.

Most applications I know have exactly one "About" menu, and Emacs does
not seem to be different in that respect.

> Is it good or bad to use "*...*"? I don't know. I tend to think it's
> not needed here.

Standard naming convention for buffers without associated files.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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