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Re: Startup screen default directory

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: Startup screen default directory
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 01:42:35 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (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.

Yes, and there even exists already a proper place in desktop.el that
loads the desktop on startup.  Fixed in CVS and Emacs 22.

Juri Linkov

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