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Re: Variant spellings in GNU Emacs documentation


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Variant spellings in GNU Emacs documentation
Date: 19 Jan 2004 09:35:44 +0200

> From: David Kastrup <address@hidden>
> Newsgroups: gnu.emacs.bug
> Date: 19 Jan 2004 07:51:57 +0100
> > > 
> > > It serves no useful purpose, in my opinion, and it makes creating
> > > useful indices and keyword searches more difficult.
> > 
> > How so?  Please elaborate.
> 
> If you do a full-text search for MS-?DOS, you won't find the relevant
> occurences.

I think there's an "MS-DOS" near every "MS-DOG" instance, but if you
find one place where this isn't true, please point me to it.

> Ok, so the sense of humor from Emacs users we are testing for is
> demonstrated by laughing about the beliefs of people whom they don't
> respect?

That's how I see it, yes.  Note that I didn't create the MS-DOG name,
so this is simply my view of this issue.

> It's not exactly the definition of "humor" I would want to project.

It's one possible definition, I guess.





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