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Re: Proposal: emacs -Q option

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: Proposal: emacs -Q option
Date: Sun, 08 Feb 2004 09:19:19 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.1003 (Gnus v5.10.3) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:
> This said, I really think the --help text should be generated more
> dynamically to match the exact set of args accepted by the executed Emacs.

There is one disadvantage to dynamically generated option list: it
will require to start Emacs completely to generate correct option
list.  For instance, look at the --no-desktop option processed in the
desktop.el file: it can add own option to the option list correctly
only when .emacs file with (desktop-save-mode 1) is loaded, desktop.el
is loaded, and desktop.el finds a saved desktop file.  Otherwise,
showing this option to the user makes no sense.


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