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bug#28814: [BUMP, PATCH] (26.0.90; When *xref* window is needed, origina


From: João Távora
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

Ping. This was very close to wrapping up and so I wonder if you 
had a chance to look at the patches...

I hope my rant isn't putting you off, because it's just that, an 
opinion, a data point. I did fix all the parts according to your comments, 
I believe.

It's only the last patch with the doc changes that changed significantly 
since the last time you looked.

João


On Sat, Oct 28, 2017 at 8:19 PM, João Távora <address@hidden> wrote:
Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: address@hidden (João Távora)
>> Cc: address@hiddenaddress@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
patches.

João




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