|Subject:||bug#28814: [BUMP, PATCH] (26.0.90; When *xref* window is needed, original window-switching intent is lost )|
|Date:||Thu, 2 Nov 2017 17:03:18 +0000|
Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
>> From: address@hidden (João Távora)
>> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden
>> Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:59:28 +0100
>> - In node "Looking up identifiers" there are is a repeated explanation
>> of what motivates a *xref* buffer (lines 1831 and 1863). I think its
>> clearer if this only happens once, so I merged the two.
> People who use the manual as a reference seldom read the entire node.
> Instead, they read the description of the single subject they were
I think nodes are read from top to bottom, especially if they are short,
and this is a good thing. It's a small miracle the manual is so good
since it is a giant patchwork of many different writers. Nevertheless
it suffers from inconsistent style. I think repetition is very often a
symptom of bad style. And I think style isn't some abstract and
innocuous thing, it's a carrier for content and carries content in
itself. And I think this even more of prose than of code.
So here ends my minirant :-) and I hope I fixed everything in these
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