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Re: EmacsW32 invocation options

From: Hadron
Subject: Re: EmacsW32 invocation options
Date: Wed, 02 May 2007 13:58:56 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110006 (No Gnus v0.6) Emacs/22.0.99 (gnu/linux)

"Juanma Barranquero" <address@hidden> writes:

> On 5/2/07, Lennart Borgman (gmail) <address@hidden> wrote:
>> You know very well, Eli, that we have discussed if Emacs server should
>> be started automatically when Emacs client is invoked. I have offered
>> the code that does so, but you are one of those that did not want that
>> code to be in Emacs at the moment.
> I'm obviously not Eli, but I think there were good reasons for not
> wanting the code in Emacs at the present. For one, althought I like
> the functionality, I think it could benefit from some more discussion;
> also, I don't like the implementation.
>> I think it is one of the important features in the patched version that
>> makes it quite a bit easier to get started using Emacs for new users.
> I don't think "quite a bit easier" is a fair description. We're
> talking of the difficulty of starting Emacs as a server before using
> emacsclient. Hardly rocket science.

Is there a solid reason NOT to start the server automatically if someone
starts a client? Clearly they want the server to be running. Why have
something "easy enough to do" when you can have it "nothing to do"?

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