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Re: Overlong nodes in the Emacs Lisp Manual

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: Overlong nodes in the Emacs Lisp Manual
Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2005 09:18:03 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.110004 (No Gnus v0.4) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>     Please note that in the Emacs Lisp Reference Manual there are already
>     four shorter nodes
>     (info "(elisp)Syntax of Regexps")
>     (info "(elisp)Regexp Special")
>     (info "(elisp)Regexp Backslash")
>     (info "(elisp)Regexp Example")
>     that almost completely duplicate the text in (emacs)Regexps.
> I know they cover the same topics.  (I think there are some differences
> in details of the way the text is written.)
> I think that regexp syntax is so important that we should not omit it
> from the Lisp manual.

Both the Emacs Manual and the Lisp Manual are distributed with Emacs,
so making a cross-reference is not a problem.  Or do you mean hardcopy
versions of the Lisp Manual?  In this case duplication makes sense.

Regexp syntax doesn't change too often, so syncing these manuals
between each other before the release would be enough - I see
no reason for the text about regexps to be different in both manuals.

Juri Linkov

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