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Re: A wish, a plea

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: A wish, a plea
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2007 14:43:52 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/23.0.51 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: Karl Fogel <address@hidden>
>> Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2007 01:33:42 -0700
>> Cc: Sascha Wilde <address@hidden>, Hacksaw <address@hidden>,
>>      address@hidden, Jason Rumney <address@hidden>
>> David Kastrup <address@hidden> writes:
>> > 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.
>> This all sounds great to me!
> It sounds awful to me.  It reminds me Notepad and Word with their
> pesky UNNAMED and DOCUMENT1 defaults.

Being reminded of Notepad and Word is not in itself good or bad.
Could you explain where the peskiness lies?

> Did anyone in this longish thread suggest to simply turn on
> auto-save in *scratch*, like we do in *mail* buffers?  If not, would
> that solve the OP's problem without any significant nasty side
> effects?

Uh, it has the nasty side effect of starting to write to my disk
without asking my confirmation.  If I have started several Emacs
instances, I don't want them complaining about file locks and similar
nonsense just because I use the *scratch* buffer in both.

I don't really think that *scratch* should usually be associated with
any file.

David Kastrup

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