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Re: command-line-args

From: Luc Teirlinck
Subject: Re: command-line-args
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2003 21:54:59 -0500 (CDT)

Richard Stallman wrote:

   To me it seems cleaner always to use command-execute.

The one thing I would change is to not call `command-execute'
automatically if Emacs is run in batch mode.  Currently, no exception
is made for batch mode, whereas the motivation given only seems to
apply to interactive use.  Of course, `emacs -batch' can ask
"interactive" questions using standard input, but batch mode is often
invoked from `cron' and `at' jobs and the like.  If the script really
wants to ask interactive questions, it can call `command-execute'

Also, the new behavior should be documented in the NEWS and in the
Emacs manual (currently it is not).



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