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Re: [RFC] Option to kill `emacs --daemon' when closing the last client f

From: Gregor Zattler
Subject: Re: [RFC] Option to kill `emacs --daemon' when closing the last client frame
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 21:51:17 +0200

Hi Eli, emacs developers,
* Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> [2021-10-21; 10:34]:
> We could add a new command to the server-client protocol, and make
> emacsclient send this command when invoked with the (hypothetical) new
> command-line option.

But what happens then if there are two emacsclients
connecting to the daemon, one with this hypothetical command
line option, the other one without and the one without is
the last client which closes it's connection with the

>> Another method might be to add an option like
>> `daemon-kill-when-no-clients' that defaults to nil. Then after an
>> `emacsclient' is killed, we can consult that variable, and if it's true,
>> kill the daemon if there are no remaining clients.
> That'd require users to modify their init files, which I think is
> slightly less desirable than the alternative with a new protocol
> command.

Only if they want to use that new behaviour.  Emacs users in
most cases need to do that in order to use newly changed UI

Ciao; Gregor
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