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Re: A proposal for a friendlier Emacs

From: Stefan Kangas
Subject: Re: A proposal for a friendlier Emacs
Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2020 16:49:41 +0000

ams@gnu.org (Alfred M. Szmidt) writes:

>    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.

On balance this a good thing, IMO.  And if you disagree, it will only
bother you once.

> 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.

Many users never see the splash screen, for example because they don't
pay attention or because they always run "emacs foo.c".

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