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Kim F. Storm
Tue, 30 Nov 2004 10:53:21 +0100
Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)
Luc Teirlinck <address@hidden> writes:
> I propose the following changes to man/kmacro.texi. If they look OK,
They are _really_ good. Thanks.
> I believe that `(emacs)Keyboard Macro Counter' and `(emacs)Keyboard
> Macro Step-Edit' are specialized sections and should be moved to
> emacs-xtra. Would that be OK?
Since macros are the "poor mans" Lisp functions, I think the macro
counter is an important feature of macros (personally, I use them
quite often), so unless there are strong reasons to omit them,
I think they should be described in the printed manual.
It's ok to move the step-edit part to emacs-xtra.
> I have left `(emacs)Keyboard Macro Step-Edit' unchanged,
> but `(emacs)Edit Keyboard Macro' already explains, much more briefly,
> an easier to learn alternative way to edit kmacros.
> We also decided some moths ago that it would be good to move
> kmacro.texi back to after the discussion of key bindings and related
> topics, which `(emacs)Save Keyboard Macro' heavily relies on. Is this
> still OK? Currently, `(emacs)Save Keyboard Macro' is nearly
> impossible to understand for a reader reading the manual back to
IIRC, I moved it to its current position (near text editing, search
and replace, etc) because macros basically is more related to
"repeating the same editing" than about key bindings and
But I wont object to the move if you think that gives a better flow.
> I submit a patch without those "moving around" changes, because I want
> to separate that from the actual content changes in the patch below.
I suggest you install these changes in the current position -- and do
the moves in a separate change.
Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> http://www.cua.dk