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

From: Richard Riley
Subject: Re: How to get rid of *GNU Emacs* buffer on start-up?
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2008 18:03:42 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110011 (No Gnus v0.11) Emacs/22.2 (gnu/linux)

Cor Gest <address@hidden> writes:

> Some entity, AKA Richard Riley <address@hidden>,
> wrote this mindboggling stuff:
> (selectively-snipped-or-not-p)
>> Anyway, thats my tuppence worth. I do not offer a perfect solution only
>> the reflection that anything that can be done to make Emacs easier for
>> the new adopter which does not contribute it for the emacs power user
>> can only be a good thing.
>> Emacs is a wonderfully customisable work horse and well worth the effort
>> needed to familiarise oneself with it.
> All in all one can say that if one needs Emacs one has at least
> knowledge of ones needs.

One always has knowledge of ones needs. Then its a question of shopping
around to see what meets those needs and can meet them in an efficient

> But then again, manure can be transported with an Rolls-Royce, wich
> would not be my transportcontraption of choice to do an adequate job.

Erm, ok.

> So, one does need to learn to drive a tractor before one can fertilise
> the fields in a more practicle way.

Sure. Er? Why are you saying this? it is not more than "one must learn
to use the tool". The points being made are about whether there are
better defaults which will not break emacs but will help it appeal more
to the newer generation.

> Needless to say that that contraption comes with a boatload of
> appendages to do more specialised jobs, wich all need to be learned how
> to use for any particular task at hand.

Are you saying that there is loads of functionality which one learns
and becomes familiar with the more you learn? Which is quit clear I
think and not in contention.

> Cor
> PS: Having a nice sleek looking spoiler on the tractors' roof does look sexy
> but is utterly useless.

Well, you've lost me. If you think removing a default elisp buffer as
the front of emacs, for example, is adding a "spoiler" or "go faster
stripe" then I am a tad surprised to say the least.

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