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Re: Emacs: Problems of the Scratch Buffer

From: PJ Weisberg
Subject: Re: Emacs: Problems of the Scratch Buffer
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2012 11:40:42 -0700

On Tuesday, April 24, 2012, Dan Espen <address@hidden> wrote:
> Isn't the "modern" way to do this is start with a buffer in fundamental
> mode named "untitled-n" and if anything is typed in the buffer, save it
> as "untitled-n"?  So a typical user would have a home directory
> filled with "untitled-n" files?

Actually, the "modern" way is to prompt for a filename when the user tries to save the untitled buffer.

FWIW, I have a launcher script for emacs that I wrote for myself, and one of the things it does is insert the file argument "new-file-$RANDOM.txt" if there is none.


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magic is insufficiently advanced.

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