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Re: New start up splash screen annoyance...

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: New start up splash screen annoyance...
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2007 16:31:17 -0400

    So what is the recommended way to use Emacs when one wants to edit a
    file and has no Emacs session started already?

If you have no Emacs running, type `emacs'.
Otherwise, resume your existing Emacs.

Then type C-x C-f FILE RET.

    > 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?

Because nearly always you already have an Emacs running.
It is a bad idea to teach yourself habits that presume
you don't have an Emacs running, because that would lead
you to kill Emacs and restart it, or to start multiple Emacs jobs.

Over 20 years of Emacs experience shows that it is important to teach
beginners to unlearn the habit of finding a file by typing `emacs FILE'.

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