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bug#31683: emacs-lisp-intro.texi - opportunity to link eintr to elisp


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#31683: emacs-lisp-intro.texi - opportunity to link eintr to elisp
Date: Sun, 03 Jun 2018 18:19:07 +0300

> From: Van L <address@hidden>
> Date: Sun, 3 Jun 2018 12:11:48 +1000
> Cc: address@hidden
> 
> 
> > Eli Zaretskii writes:
> > 
> > Which is actually related to the second location you mentioned
> 
> Which was the summary section.

Right.

> > In general, this manual is not an introduction chapter for the ELisp
> > manual
> 
> The impression given in other discussion about this was the intention for 
> eintr to be close and interwoven with elisp at a level of detail that bends 
> over backwards for a ,non-programmer'.
> 
> There are in general two kinds of people. 
> 
> One digests the elisp. Straight away.
> 
> The other prefers eintr at first. 
> 
> Having tips of the elisp in the eintr is consciousness raising and invites 
> the reader to go far one day.

I'm not saying there should be no cross-references to ELisp -- we
already have quite a few.  I'm saying that having a cross-reference in
every place where we could possibly place one is not TRT for this
manual, because it is not a reference manual.





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