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Re: 23.0.91; initial-buffer-choice useless with emacs daemon

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: 23.0.91; initial-buffer-choice useless with emacs daemon
Date: Sat, 11 Apr 2009 14:34:56 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.92 (gnu/linux)

>> > the new variable initial-buffer-choice seems useless when using emacs
>> > as a daemon and emacsclient. This variable probably sets the initial
>> > frame of the daemon, but does not affect the emacs clients. The buffer
>> > is opened but not visible, the *scratch* buffer is opened instead.
>> Currently, server-create-tty-frame and server-create-window-system-frame
>> are hardcoded to display *scratch* if no emacsclient argument is given.
>> In bug #2825, Damien Cassou has argued that they should obey
>> initial-buffer-choice.
>> Are there any objections?

> Showing the startup screen every time when connecting to the server can
> be seriously annoying for the user.

I'm not sure what you mean by "the startup screen", but if a user
prefers to start with a (dired "~/") than with *scratch*, I can't think
of a good reason why we should disregard this preference when connecting
via the emacsclient.


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