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Re: Folding emacsclient into emacs

From: Tom Tromey
Subject: Re: Folding emacsclient into emacs
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2007 14:20:07 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.990 (gnu/linux)

>>>>> "David" == David Kastrup <address@hidden> writes:

David> Emacs is not multi-threaded, so there are legitimate use cases to have
David> several Emacs sessions open.  Actually, another argument against the
David> "there need only be one" claim.

I'd like to hear more about these use cases.

There are some drawbacks to running multiple copies of Emacs.  I used
to do this (one for hacking, one for gnus) but was occasionally
frustrated by the lack of shared state (which is obvious... the nice
thing about a a highly integrated environment is its integration).
Also having to figure out which one ought to be the server is somewhat

These days Emacs is fast enough (or Emacs is the same and the machines
are fast enough :-) that I haven't felt the need to run multiple

There are still a few areas where the lack of threading is noticeable.
Getting new news in Gnus remains one of these.  Also on this list are
some VC operations (until recently, annotate) and running pcvs or psvn
on a large project.


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