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Re: More metaproblem

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: More metaproblem
Date: Thu, 04 Dec 2014 23:26:55 +0200

> From: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden,  address@hidden
> Date: Thu, 04 Dec 2014 15:43:47 -0500
> The formatting of references to revisions is a nitpick and should simply
> not be mentioned anywhere.

You've elided your original text, to which I responded:

> And it should be kept as short as possible (e.g. things like formatting
> of references to particular revisions is the kind of nitpicking we
> don't need in there).

"Things LIKE formatting of references", IOW not _just_ those

If you meant _only_ those references, we are in violent agreement.

But other small details like that do need to be mentioned, if we want
to standardize and codify the process, and have it documented.

> > Neither do I see why would we need to restrict ourselves like that.  A
> > document with a clear structure and a list of topics at the beginning
> > can be longish and still useful.
> People's attention span is much too limited for that.

They don't have to read all of the stuff, only what they need at any
given moment.

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