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

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Remove special requirement to disable startup message.
Date: Wed, 23 Dec 2015 00:10:43 -0500

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  > > This code blocks the most obvious way for the site to disable the
  > > message for all users.

  > Why is this important?

So that sysadmins will think twice before disabling the message for
their users.

  > It also makes the init file of a user following the docstring of
  > inhibit-startup-echo-area-message less portable. 

In what sense "less portable"?  What does it need to be portable to?
If you answer that, we can judge whether this issue matters.

  > Further, it forces
  > particular syntax upon users not using the customize interface.

That is no great loss.

The feature is important, and these alleged disadvantages seem to be
so minor they hardly exist.

Dr Richard Stallman
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