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Re: A wish, a plea

From: Sascha Wilde
Subject: Re: A wish, a plea
Date: Sun, 24 Jun 2007 17:13:31 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Hacksaw <address@hidden> wrote:
> My preference would be for scratch to actually save everything. Don't
> treat it like mere workspace to be tossed when you figure something
> out, treat it as a fairly limitless notebook in which you can record
> your ideas, try out things, and hopefully never lose anything you
> didn't explicitly erase. I would make it autosave fairly often, like
> after an eval, as well as after 250 characters, and such

If I understand your idea right, that would mean making no changes to
the semantics of *scratch* at all, with the one exception of
preserving the content of *scratch* between Emacs sessions?

I like that idea very much!  

And I think it should make everybody happy: those who are worried,
that they might write something important in *scratch* and exit Emacs
without saving could simply restart Emacs again without having lost
anything -- and people like me could keep using *scratch* like they
are used to, without being annoyed by questions about saving changed
content of *scratch*.  The only change for folks like me would be,
that they would want to discard the content of *scratch* from time to
time, but C-x h C-w isn't that hard to type...  (or it could be
arranged in .emacs for those, who want the exact current behavior

Sascha Wilde  :  "I heard that if you play the Windows CD backward, you
              :  get a satanic message. But that's nothing compared to
              :  when you play it forward: It installs Windows...." 
              :  -- G. R. Gaudreau

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