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bug#17779: 24.4.50; (elisp) `Using Interactive'


From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#17779: 24.4.50; (elisp) `Using Interactive'
Date: Mon, 05 Aug 2019 11:29:27 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

> It isn't an introduction, it's a full description of how to use
> 'interactive'.  And I find nothing confusing about that part of the
> text, I think that single paragraph with 2 examples to illustrate the
> issue is quite appropriate here.

I hadn't read that section before, and I just found it an odd thing to
talk about in that context -- as if there was something in particular
about code in the interactive spec that has to be extra careful about
buffer contents changing, when that's a general issue with points.

> Please just leave this alone.  I object in principle to making
> significant changes in the manuals based on hair-splitting arguments,
> not in the least because someone will always come back later and claim
> that the new text is worse, or less clear, or whatever.

Emacs has great documentation, but it (as everything else) can be
improved.  The argument you're making here seems to veer into the "well,
everything is subjective, so let's not even try" territory, which I know
you don't mean.  While going through these doc clarification bug
reports, I do close the ones I don't think are not worth doing and only
bring up the ones I think could benefit from some consideration.

But you think the text here is fine, so I'm closing this bug report.

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