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Re: Intermediate tutorial shipped with Emacs

From: Rasmus
Subject: Re: Intermediate tutorial shipped with Emacs
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2015 12:00:31 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

"Stephen J. Turnbull" <address@hidden> writes:

>  > That's a challenge in itself: how do you give "a taste" of a feature
>  > without describing it in full, or close to that.
> "Not describing it in full" is pretty much the definition of "a
> taste".
> I would envision this intermediate tutorial as a series of "HOWTO"
> do common tasks.  It would only explain enough of the feature to
> implement the HOWTO, and provide links to the manual.

I guess it's also a question of exposing nice features such a narrowing.
Sort of like the "discovery" tooltip shown in some programs, typically at

So I think a tutorial is as much about exposing "cool features".


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