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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 10:27:32 -0400

   Le jeu. 17 sept. 2020 à 15:31, 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?
   > Not sure I follow.

   On first start, the wizard would offer the option to create an empty
   .emacs and never bother you again.

The issue is that it would bother you on first start, at all.

   >    >    > Why not just have it on the splash screen if there is no .emacs; 
   >    >    > if there is a .emacs remove that blurb.  We could add one or two 
   >    >    > 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).

   Okay, I call that different, but fine. So essentially you suggest to
   include the current contents of the splash screen in the wizard?

The wizard is not the splash screen.  I'm suggesting that a link to
selecting vanilla emacs as your default, or some other theme is to be
included in the splash screen; so Emacs behaves the same no matter if
you have .emacs or not.

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