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Re: EmacsW32 invocation options


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: EmacsW32 invocation options
Date: Wed, 02 May 2007 06:00:08 +0300

> Date: Tue, 01 May 2007 22:31:18 +0200
> From: "Lennart Borgman (gmail)" <address@hidden>
> CC: Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>,  address@hidden
> 
> >> "C:\Program Files\Emacs\emacs\bin\emacsclientw.exe" -n  --eval 
> >> "Z:\00_Preferences\Emacs\.emacs"
> >>
> >> What am I doing wrong?
> > 
> > Why do you make this so complicated?  Why not
> > 
> >    "C:\Program Files\Emacs\emacs\bin\runemacs.exe" --eval 
> >          "Z:\00_Preferences\Emacs\.emacs"
> > 
> > ? why use emacsclientw?
> 
> 
> That is good advice for the unpatched version of Emacs, but for the 
> patched version that comes with Emacs+EmacsW32 it should be handled 
> differently.
> 
> The reason is that with the patched version you do not have to start 
> Emacs server in your .emacs, it is started automatically by the first 
> invocation of emacsclient.

So not only is your Emacs patched and behaves differently, it also
teaches users habits that will prevent them from using the same .emacs
on other systems?  I find this disturbing.




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