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Re: Startup screen default directory

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Startup screen default directory
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2008 17:31:02 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>> In my major instance of GNU Emacs, I load over 20 files from a saved
>> desktop, but my `desktop-save-mode' variable is nil because I want
>> always to load the same files, but often look at others that I do not
>> necessarily want the next time I start Emacs.
>> On the other hand, in a root owned instance, in a `when' expression, I
>> evoke
>> (desktop-save-mode 1)
>> (desktop-read "/root")
>> The root owned instance says:
>> desktop-save-mode is a variable defined in `desktop.el'.
>> Its value is t

> A more relevant variable that determines if the desktop was really
> loaded and that it created some buffers is `desktop-buffer-ok-count'.

> Currently it is locally bound in `desktop-read' but could be changed
> to be global.  So if `desktop-buffer-ok-count' > 0 then don't show
> the startup screen.

Couldn't we do it the other way around: have desktop.el change
inhibit-startup-screen or something like that?
startup.el has no business looking at desktop's internal variables.


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