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Re: New start up splash screen annoyance...

From: Mathias Megyei
Subject: Re: New start up splash screen annoyance...
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2007 12:17:23 +0200

Richard Stallman writes:
 >     There are cases where starting Emacs with a file name command line 
 > argument
 >     is fully justified: for instance, logging into a remote computer only to
 >     fix one config file.  Many users preferred using vi for such tasks 
 > because
 >     vi was faster to start.  However, on modern hardware emacs startup time 
 > is
 >     comparable to vi.
 > When I want to do this, I start Emacs and then visit the file.
 > What's the advantage of specifying the file name as a command arg?

 It saves key strokes.

 Eg. to compare two log files with ediff-buffers.
 (Our log files at work are sometimes really big, loading them
 one by one is much less convenient than typing
 emacs FILE FILE2. Until emacs has finished loading them the user
 can do something else.)

Another example: One experienced Emacs user at work often starts
Emacs with 3 or more arguments when he's starting to work in a
specific project evironment, because he knows, he will work on
all that files the next hours.


Ps: I like the new splash screen.

PPs: The splash screen doesn't show up, when Emacs is started
     with the '-f' option and a non-existing name.
     Eg: emacs <file> -f grhrjr.
     Is this supposed to be a workaround of the "splash screen
     annoyance"? ;-)

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