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Re: Back to emacsclient/server

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: Back to emacsclient/server
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2006 20:24:51 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110006 (No Gnus v0.6) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

On 24 Oct 2006, address@hidden wrote:

>> From: Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden>
>> Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2006 16:36:15 +0100
>>> What about the overkill of writing a much more complicated code in
>>> Emacs?  That was what I was talking about.
>> 1) Are you sure it's much more complicated than the existing
>> emacsclient+emacsserver combinations?
> I think it's pretty obvious: the need to autodetect the libraries in
> the configure script, the need for C code to interface with the
> libraries, the need to require the libraries for emacsclient
> functionality, etc.

I understand that it requires work.  I doubt it's "much more"
considering there will be no client, and that the server will offer
limited functionality.  If I'm the only one interested, however, I
will stop bothering people now.

>> 2) Please consider the gains from a SSH approach: no special
>> emacsclient, secure authenticated connections, etc. as I listed
>> already.
> I don't see any need for authentication and secure connections as long
> as the connection is on the same machine.

I disagree.  See Juanma's first post in this thread, for instance,
where he specifically talks about authentication as a requirement.


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