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Re: EmacsW32 invocation options

From: Lennart Borgman (gmail)
Subject: Re: EmacsW32 invocation options
Date: Wed, 02 May 2007 17:03:46 +0200
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Juanma Barranquero wrote:

Yes. I think that's the main problem. There was no need to rush that.
It is nice for emacsclient to be able to start the server, but it is
not a pressing need. The alternative is a few more clicks every now
and then (not each time emacsclient is run).

I was concerned about new users. Every difficulty when trying to start using Emacs is a big thing. And if you are on MS Windows it was very difficult to get started.

I also added a switch

   --server-file FILENAME

for which I wrote "Set filename of the TCP authentication file".

You must be talking about some other thing. IIRC, I added that switch:

Eh, yes you are right.

I'm not keen on rehearsing the discussion; I think there's not one
single way to start the local server. A way to pass that setup info is

I am sure there is more to know about that than I do. However if you are talking about user specific elisp code that must be ran I believe it is possible to extend the solution in my patched Emacs client without difficulties.

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