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Re: Info tutorial is out of date

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Info tutorial is out of date
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 22:01:32 +0300

> From: "Drew Adams" <address@hidden>
> Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 09:37:57 -0700
>     Emacs Info is too close to the standalone Info to justify two
>     separate manuals
> Today. But that closeness is artificial.

No, it's deliberate: the Founding Fathers wanted to make sure it would
be possible to learn _an_ Info reader and use any of these two based
on that knowledge.

> I see no reason why we can't have two versions of the tutorial.

One reason is that it's not easy to present the right one to the user
based on her reader.  Remember: learning Info is a bootstrap-kind of
problem--you learn to use a tool by using that same tool.  If we don't
make the beginning of the bootstrap 110% reliable (which includes
showing the right manual), the results will be catastrophic.

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