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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 09:38:20 -0400

   > 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?

I was thnking, where >> is the part that gets added when there is no
.emacs -- this keeps existing behaviour, and isn't as intrusive.  It
could be listed under Useful tasks too.

  Welcome to GNU Emacs, a part of the GNU operating system.
  To follow a link, click Mouse-1 on it, or move to it and type RET.
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>>    You don't have a personal Emacs configuration file, would you
>>    like to run the configuration wizard, just use vanilla Emacs, or
>>    try a different default?
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   of 2020-05-09
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