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Re: Some developement questions

From: Radon Rosborough
Subject: Re: Some developement questions
Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2018 19:24:36 -0600

>> Why bother with the Emacs server when you can just make Emacs start
>> up as fast as Vim? ;)
> Not sure if this is a serious question.  But if it is, then the answer
> is clear: because keeping Emacs running at all times means you keep
> all the stuff that isn't saved to files, like buffers that don't visit
> files (*scratch* being the most important one of them), various
> history variables, etc.

It was intended rhetorically, because in my experience the Emacs
server is most frequently discussed when people are talking about how
to avoid a slow startup. Of course you are right that there are other
reasons one might want to use it.

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