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bug#11474: Patch for Emacsclient --eval bug


From: Scott Turner
Subject: bug#11474: Patch for Emacsclient --eval bug
Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2014 11:34:13 -0400

On Wed, Apr 2, 2014 at 10:57 AM, Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> wrote:
Silently dropping arguments is not very polite, so I'm not really happy with your solution.  

I think as long as it is documented that the alternate_editor is not passed the arguments intended for Emacs, that behavior is not terrible.
 
I think the "right" behavior would be to call the alternate editor while preserving most arguments; IOW the right fix
in this case would be to add a "--eval" argument, so that your alternate_editor can decide whether to drop args when it gets an "--eval" or to prepend all other args with a "--eval=" (or do whatever else it fancies).

On a practical level, I doubt the alternate_editor is going to be prepared to deal with Emacs flags, so that's not terribly useful.

Maybe the best solution would be to have something like "--alternate-editor-arguments" so that the user can specifically provide the arguments to use with the alternate editor?



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