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Re: documentation bug


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: documentation bug
Date: Thu, 08 May 2008 21:02:55 +0300

> From: harven <address@hidden>
> Date: Thu, 8 May 2008 09:49:20 -0700 (PDT)
> 
> In Gnu Emacs Manual version 22.1,
> there is an entry "television" in the index.
> It refers to section Appending Kills.
> I can't see anything relevant to "television"
> in this section, so may be the entry should
> be removed.

It was a joke.  The version of the manual from long ago had this text
at the beginning of this node:

    Normally, each kill command pushes a new block onto the kill ring.
  However, two or more kill commands in a row combine their text into a
  single entry, so that a single @kbd{C-y} gets it all back as it was before
  it was killed.  This means that you don't have to kill all the text in one
  command; you can keep killing line after line, or word after word, until
  you have killed it all, and you can still get it all back at once.  (Thus
  we join television in leading people to kill thoughtlessly.)

The sentence in parentheses was removed somewhere between Emacs 18.59
and Emacs 19.34, perhaps because someone found it tasteless or
offending, but the index entry remained.

Richard, can you shed some light on this?  Should we just remove the
index entry?




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