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Re: A proposal for a friendlier Emacs

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: A proposal for a friendlier Emacs
Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:23:30 -0400

   >    >    On first start, the wizard would offer the option to create an 
   >    >    .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.
   > No, it will bother _each_ and _every_ time I start a new Emacs where I
   > have not done so previously.  That is a fairly common situation, both
   > for new users, but also for experienced users who are the majority of
   > Emacs users.
   > Lets not make Emacs annoying to use, OK?

   I, for one, would be happy to have a one-click option to set a bunch
   of reasonable defaults whenever I start Emacs on a new device.

And using the splash screen, that exact possibility is also there.  So
nothing is lost.

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