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Re: New start up splash screen annoyance...

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: New start up splash screen annoyance...
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2007 19:28:46 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     > The way Emacs currently handles the splash screen is completely
>     > unsatisfactory, because it gives the impression that the splash screen
>     > is being displayed *instead of* the file specified by the user (and
>     > thus implies that Emacs is unable to process command line arguments.)
>     Yes, this looks like a bug, and this is confusing for beginners who don't
>     know how to turn this behavior off.
> The best way is: don't specify a file name argument when you start
> Emacs.  That kind of argument is supported for compatibility with
> other editors, but it is not the recommended way to use Emacs.

So what is the recommended way to use Emacs when one wants to edit a
file and has no Emacs session started already?  And why would I start
an Emacs session when I don't want to edit anything?

> Experienced Emacs users generally don't do it anyway.

Huh?  If I start Emacs, why should I not specify what file I want to
edit as an experienced user?

David Kastrup

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