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Re: Omission in tutorial

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Omission in tutorial
Date: Mon, 08 May 2006 19:03:11 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

"Stuart D. Herring" <address@hidden> writes:

>> That's what I was worried about as well, in particular because of
>> the translations.  Still, I find the absence of this particular
>> help (which in contrast to other online helps can't be found in
>> menus or tooltips or supplementary messages or the basic C-h menu,
>> for obvious reasons) disturbing: I don't have a good answer to "how
>> was I supposed to know that?".
> *Note (emacs)Misc Help::.

I can tell people to read and work through the tutorial for getting
the hang of Emacs' basic operation.  To ask that for the whole manual
for something as basic in the "self-documenting" feature set of Emacs
is not likely to go down well...

The question is whether the functionality is basic and helpful and
non-obvious enough to warrant putting into the tutorial, not whether
there is documentation _anywhere_.  I remain of the opinion that it
would be a good idea, at least after the release, to mention this in
the tutorial.  Feel free to convince me otherwise.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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