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Re: A wish, a plea

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: A wish, a plea
Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2007 14:27:00 -0400

    Making *scratch* or even something like *unnamed* readonly would
    pretty much defeat its intent.

The principal intent of *scratch* is to be the current buffer when
Emacs starts up.  Secondarily, it provides a place to enter notes you
don't want to save, and eval Lisp expressions.  Making it read-only,
so you need to type C-x C-q before inserting anything, would not spoil
the principal intent.  It would slightly inconvenience the secondary
intent, but that MIGHT be worth while in exchange for making it less
likely to lose data.

I am not sure this change is a good idea, but it isn't ridiculous.

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