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Re: [Emacs-diffs] emacs-24 r117559: Fix bug #18636 with documentation of

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [Emacs-diffs] emacs-24 r117559: Fix bug #18636 with documentation of multi-monitor displays.
Date: Thu, 09 Oct 2014 10:32:03 +0300

> From: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
> Cc: Glenn Morris <address@hidden>,  address@hidden
> Date: Wed, 08 Oct 2014 17:31:41 -0400
> >> "side bar" was never mentioned before now.
> > It's popular terminology, not something specific to Emacs.
> FWIW, like Glenn, I don't know exactly what are taskbars and sidebars.
> I vaguely know they're thingies that I've heard mentioned, especially in
> a Windows context.
> > I found it very hard to be OS-agnostic here and still convey the ideas.
> Agreed.
> I think replacing "the task bar and side bar" with "task bars and side
> bars" is about as good as we can make it.
> Better not add terminologu such as "panels" (used also in XFCE), since
> these have a fairly strong but different meaning in other systems and
> will just lead to more confusion.

Well, Glenn removed "side bars", which I think is a mistake, but I'm
not going to argue.

Btw, Glenn: you also removed @smallisp -- did you make sure that with
@lisp the example doesn't overflow the right margin in the printed
version of the manual?  That was the reason I used @smallisp: some of
the lines were too long.

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