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Re: Info tutorial is out of date

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Info tutorial is out of date
Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2006 06:32:36 +0300

> From: "Drew Adams" <address@hidden>
> Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 16:01:16 -0700
>     > If there is a separate standalone-reader manual, then stuff
>     > that is specific
>     > to the standalone reader should go in that manual.
>     See my other mail for the reasons why this would be not a good idea.
> I read your other emails (unless there is yet another somewhere), and I
> didn't see any reasons for this. Please point them out.

The need to have the Info manual be the first manual they read.

> I saw some hand-waving about bootstrapping

Sigh.  Do you really think this style facilitates fruitful discussion?

>     Isn't the fact that you didn't even know about that other manual's
>     existence tells volumes of why we shouldn't leave out stuff related to
>     its basics from the beginners' Info manual?
> No, I don't see the relation between my ignorance of the standalone-reader
> manual and "why we shouldn't leave out stuff..." What's the connection? What
> volumes does it tell? Can you be specific?

Specifically, it is not a good idea to describe basic stuff in a
manual that no one will find.
>     Please at least read the other manual before you argue about the
>     duplication issue.  They are two different manuals--different in
>     style, in preferences, and in target audience.
> You should be able to characterize the difference for those of us on the
> list.

But I just did--in the text you cited above.

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