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Re: New start up splash screen annoyance...

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: New start up splash screen annoyance...
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2007 16:57:20 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     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.
> 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'.

What you say may have been true 20 years ago.

On modern computers, Emacs starts up so quickly and uses such an
insignificant amount of memory that there is basically much no
difference between starting a new Emacs and returning to a
pre-existing Emacs session.

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