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Re: Emacs: Problems of the Scratch Buffer

From: Richard Riley
Subject: Re: Emacs: Problems of the Scratch Buffer
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2012 13:35:30 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.130004 (Ma Gnus v0.4) Emacs/24.0.93 (gnu/linux)

rusi <address@hidden> writes:

> I'll try and restate what Xah is saying in less Xah-ish language.
> Emacs comes from a time when anyone who used a computer knew (about)
> programming.
> Today everyone uses a computer; so the programmers are the freaks.
> The scratch buffer is meaningful/useful/beautiful for those who can
> understand what it signifies that they can (re)program their editor.
> It is a stupid and meaningless irritation to those not so endowed.

Even speaking as a programmer I have to agree. I am surprised anyone
disagrees. Anyone clued in enough to emacs to know what *Scratch* is for
can create their own easily enough from their .emacs. 

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