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Re: Emacs packages or ...?


From: thi
Subject: Re: Emacs packages or ...?
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2000 09:38:45 -0800

   From: Dave Love <address@hidden>
   Date: Sun, 12 Nov 2000 17:27:38 GMT

   I think this is bad advice to someone who doesn't already understand
   what happens and why.  They probably won't be in a position to fix
   problems resulting from breaking assumptions about what's preloaded.

i usually advise people to learn things since i don't really know the
end answer myself (and am also in perpetual learning mode).  perhaps
they can study things and learn what happens and why before introducing
problems.  i find that breaking things (non-permanently :-) is also a
pretty good way to learn.

so, this advice was meant as from one student to another, which is
understandably debatable as to its goodness.

thi



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