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Re: A proposal for a friendlier Emacs

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: A proposal for a friendlier Emacs
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2020 09:22:48 -0400

   >    > It shouldn't be super intrusive if there is no .emacs, since it is
   >    > quite common to fire up Emacs without a .emacs.
   >    I think we should find a compromise here. If an experienced user stats
   >    emacs without a .emacs present, he/she may disable this somehow (maybe
   >    with --no-splash ?)
   > I think that would be annoying -- if I log in on a new machine that
   > I've never used, I'm sure I wont remeber passing any special switches
   > to Emacs to start it.

   Is it such a big deal? 

To have a different behaviour form if you have .emacs, and when you do
not? Yes, definitly -- it is fully valid to not have a .emacs file.

   In such a situation you just have to click "make my own" if you
   want a -q, or the other option to get most or all of the most
   common QoL variables already set, and on subsequent starts there
   will be an init.el and you won't have the message anymore.

-q is for "quick" -- which is a different behaviour.

   Iirc it is what Screen does, is it annoying?

I don't use screen, so no?

   > Why not just have it on the splash screen if there is no .emacs; and
   > if there is a .emacs remove that blurb.  We could add one or two lines
   > along the lines of M-x recover-session:

   What's the difference with the original proposal?

The original proposal read to me that the original splash screen would
be something different when you have .emacs, or when you do not.

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