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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 09:31:09 -0400

   >    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?

Not sure I follow.

   >    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.

Sorry, my fault -- -Q is for quick, -q is for no .emacs.  But then it
still doesn't make sense, if you start with -q then you get a "wizard
screen" -- the whole point was to not get it anything different.

   >    > 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?

No, it is the same splash screen -- just one message more or less
(like for file recovery).

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