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Re: A proposal for a friendlier Emacs

From: Thibaut Verron
Subject: Re: A proposal for a friendlier Emacs
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2020 15:26:56 +0200

Le jeu. 17 sept. 2020 à 15:22, Alfred M. Szmidt <ams@gnu.org> a écrit :
>    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.

As opposed to an empty one?

>    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.

I obviously meant -Q, sorry.

>    > 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.

So is yours, no?

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