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Re: Folding emacsclient into emacs

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Folding emacsclient into emacs
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2007 09:45:18 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: David Kastrup <address@hidden>
>> Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2007 21:08:57 +0200
>> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden
>> there is nothing to be gained from starting it when one does not
>> actually need to edit anything.
> Are you saying that Emacs is only for editing?  Coming from one of the
> Emacs developers, that sounds almost like heresy ;-)
> What about reading mail, showing me the time, the calendar, and how
> many hours are left for me to work on my current project?  What about
> launching programs from a Dired buffer and comparing files with Ediff?
> What about doing cleanups late at night when I'm asleep?  What about
> the plethora of other things Emacs does that aren't editing?

Are you saying that users should be punished if the first thing they
want to do with Emacs is "merely" edit a file?

Should we punish them also when they do

emacs -f gnus


emacs -f rmail

or similar?

David Kastrup

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