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Re: Finding the dump

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Finding the dump
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2019 21:53:29 +0200

> From: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
> Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2019 13:20:24 -0500
> User FOO makes his own dump.  Maybe even several different dumps
> (e.g. one for his Gnus session, one for his Org session, and one for
> his programming sessions).
> How is he going to start each one of those?

Why do we need to support such a strange use case, except by the
existing --dump-file option?  Why wouldn't that user make only one
dump file for all the 3 kinds of session?

In any case, even if this use case is something we should support,
it's purely theoretical at this time.  Let's wait until enough people
want to use Emacs in this strange way, before we invent a solution for

> > I see no reason to increase complexity and introduce methods that
> > expose system dependencies on the user level due to the issue that
> > started this thread.
> AFAIK, the only complexity is to (optionally) skip the first page when
> loading a dump file.

That, and creating such a file in the first place.

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