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Re: Visit New File menu item

From: Phillip Lord
Subject: Re: Visit New File menu item
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2016 22:18:45 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.5 (gnu/linux)

Drew Adams <address@hidden> writes:

>> > Wouldn't "Create New File" make more sense? Or simply "New File"?
>> I agree, "Visit New File" is somewhat bizarre, and I'm not even entirely
>> sure what it should mean.  "Create New File" is obvious.
> http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2005-10/msg00555.html
> And other posts in that thread.  And there have been other threads
> that painted this particular bike shed.

I am neither unsurprised to find that it has been discussed before, nor
surprised that some one remembers.

I'm having a go at writing a tutorial, and in the section on files, the
first thing I hit is trying to explain what "visit" means.

> Not that we can't give it another coat of paint - after all, that
> was 10 years ago.

Blue with red spots would be good.


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