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Re: A wish, a plea

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: A wish, a plea
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2007 10:11:07 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/23.0.51 (gnu/linux)

Sascha Wilde <address@hidden> writes:

> Jason Rumney <address@hidden> wrote:
>> How about if Emacs left the splash screen as the active buffer if there
>> were no files listed on the command-line, until the user deliberately
>> switches buffers (either with C-x C-f to edit a new file, or C-x b to
>> *scratch*)
> Please don't.  There is nothing more useless than a splash screen --
> there is a good reason, that we have inhibit-splash-screen.

By the way: I think that our choice of having the splash screen
displayed by default even when Emacs is called with a file name is a
mistake.  Even more so if the same happens when using emacsclient.

Is there _anybody_ who does not find this behavior annoying?  When
Emacs is called with a filename, one has a task to do and wants to
move forward.

> Btw. it might be a good idea to separate inhibiting the splash
> screen from inhibiting the initial message in *scratch*...

As for the default buffer to use: how about using a buffer *unnamed*
that will be in text-mode, that will ask for being saved when one
kills Emacs, and that will ask for a filename when being saved (the
file name becoming then the base for the buffer name)?

Retain *scratch* including the initial message.

David Kastrup

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