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Re: How to get rid of *GNU Emacs* buffer on start-up?

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: How to get rid of *GNU Emacs* buffer on start-up?
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2008 16:46:34 +0300

> From: Xah Lee <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2008 04:34:12 -0700 (PDT)
> On Sep 19, 1:53 am, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
> > > From: Xah Lee <address@hidden>
> > > Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2008 16:50:50 -0700 (PDT)
> >
> > >    * Emacs does not provide a user level function to create a new
> > > buffer. It has “Open New file...”, which actually creates a empty file
> > > and immediately prompt user for a file name. This is annoying.
> >
> > This is incorrect.  No file is created on disk until you actually save
> > the buffer.  Until then, only a buffer is created.
> Ok, my original phrasing is a bit off. Please focus on the main ideas.

If you want people to listen to your ideas seriously, you will wish to
make a point of expressing them accurately.

> So, i don't know what u mean except perhaps you are just fooling
> around.

I meant what I said: Emacs does not need to be like other (primitive)
semi-editors, which don't distinguish between files and buffers.

And I'm not ``fooling around'' more than you do.

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