I got some really great comments to my Setting An Emacs Per-System Height post. If you are interested in automatically sizing your Emacs frames you should definitely take a look at them. Not all the suggestions are OS X specific so there’s good information no matter what platform you are using.
Unlike many people, I like to keep all my Emacs configuration in a single (
init.el) file. Even so, I really liked this suggestion from Mark Hepburn: keep your system-specific and platform-specific configurations in separate files. So I put the configuration specific to my laptop,
manfred, in a separate file (
manfred.el) and similarly for
aineko. Then I inserted
(load (car (split-string (system-name) "\\.")) t) ; load adds suffix
init.el to automatically load the system-specific configurations.
Similarly, rather than having commands such as
(when (macp) (setq ping-program-options '("-c" "4")))
scattered throughout my
init.el, I put all those configurations into
darwin.el and added
(load (symbol-name system-type) t)
This has the advantage of being easier to manage. Rather than constantly updating
init.el to account for new systems or platforms, I need only add a <system>.el file and perhaps a <platform>.el file to a new machine. So far, I’m considering this an experiment but it feels right to me.