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Re: Folding emacsclient into emacs

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Folding emacsclient into emacs
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2007 21:08:57 +0200
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Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>       ... consider other legitimate use cases such as "sudo emacs FILE"
>     That is another bad habit.  It is an illegitimate use of the feature.
> It is better not to have a root Emacs running all the time.  But each
> time you do need one, you will probably visit multiple files in it.
> So it is still not a good habit to specify file name args.

It is not like specifying file name args would cause Emacs to quit on
its own or do anything awful.

So I utterly disagree with you here.  If I know that I am going to
edit one or more files with certain names when calling Emacs, there is
no gain whatsoever in using C-x C-f instead of just listing the files
on the command line.

It is a bad habit to exit Emacs when one might need it soon.  But
there is nothing to be gained from starting it when one does not
actually need to edit anything.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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