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Re: command-line-args

    Emacs 21.3 does only insertion of text in the *scratch* buffer,
    but 21.3.50 prompts user for a string.  Is it a bug or a feature?
    Because of this behavior, I can't use the following:

That is probably due to the following change:

    2003-03-18  Stefan Monnier  <monnier@cs.yale.edu>

	* startup.el (command-line-1): Use command-execute for any command.

In principle, the change seems like an improvement.

    emacs -f w3m http://some.news.site/daily-news.html&

    Where w3m is yet another web browser command which has the
    interactive spec for prompting a url.

Could you define another function for batch use
which does not have an interactive spec?