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Re: [PATCH] Remove special requirement to disable startup message.

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Remove special requirement to disable startup message.
Date: Tue, 22 Dec 2015 21:27:31 +0200

> Date: Tue, 22 Dec 2015 14:09:49 -0500
> From: Mark Oteiza <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> >   . make sure display-startup-echo-area-message cannot be so easily
> >     redefined or advised (up to some practical limit)
> >
> >   . allow the value to be a list of strings, each one a user name, and
> >     prevent the echo-area message from being displayed if the user
> >     name is one of these strings -- this should take care of the use
> >     case in bug#12370
> >
> > Would you like to work on these enhancements?
> Thanks but no thanks.  I'm not interested in obfuscating the
> customization of Emacs

Overriding internal functions is hardly customization.  But anyway,
that's the 1st item.  What about the second?  Doing that would fix the
use case reported in bug#12370, without obfuscating anything else.

> and have not yet been given any reason why such a thing is
> important.

My take of that is that advertising the GNU project to newcomers is
important to us.  But you already asked Richard about that, and I'm
sure he will be able to explain that much better than I can.


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