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

From: Phillip Lord
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Remove special requirement to disable startup message.
Date: Thu, 07 Jan 2016 00:08:28 +0000
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Mark Oteiza <address@hidden> writes:
>> I'm sorry, but I don't agree with the emacshorrors commentary, and I
>> don't think we should make disabling this startup message site-wide so
>> easy.  The discussion in bug#12370 shows I'm not the only one.
> What the discussion fails to show is why this is desirable.
> I'm also not the only one asking why such weird treatment is present.
>   ;; FIXME? Why does this get such weirdly extreme treatment, when the
>   ;; more important inhibit-startup-screen does not.
> This was added before either bug#12370 or bug#13208 were filed; the
> answers in all of these discussions have been incomplete.

Not wishing to restart a discussion I largely missed, but would anyone
object to me fixing the FIXME? comment. I would also like to extend the
docstring with a short explanation.

The code may be sensible from a freedom point-of-view, but it would make
more sense if the documentation explained and reinforced this.

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