Samuel Bronson writes:
On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 12:29 AM, Stephen J. Turnbull
> You can see old messages by looking at the buffer named
> " *Message-Log*" (the quotation marks are not part of the name, but
> the leading space is significant).
I seem to recall having XEmacs grind to a halt in connection with
having that open in the past.
If you see that happen again, please report it as a bug.
I think I've been assuming that that was
why there was a leading space in the buffer name -- to keep people
from opening it and getting into a state where they might have to exit
Nope. The idea is to reduce UI clutter. The leading space prevents
it from being listed in the buffer list, which would normally be just
clutter since messages are supposed to be emphemeral, and also
prevents the buffer from interfering with completion of other buffer
names beginning with "*".
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