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Re: Intermediate tutorial shipped with Emacs

From: Marcin Borkowski
Subject: Re: Intermediate tutorial shipped with Emacs
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2015 21:25:21 +0200

On 2015-09-19, at 09:22, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:

>> From: Spencer Baugh <address@hidden>
>> Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2015 22:19:41 -0400
>> As an example, consider narrowing. If a user didn't already know
>> narrowing existed, they probably wouldn't even bother searching for the
>> feature; it isn't obvious how useful until you know about it. A user
>> without knowledge of narrowing would use other hacks.
> A very good example.  Narrowing is described in the manual in a
> 58-line section.  How would you go about giving the user a "taste of"
> narrowing, without essentially telling the same story in slightly
> different words?  It's not trivial (but not impossible, either).

My 2 cents:

* I like the idea of having "batteries included", and the tutorial being
  part of Emacs.  However, aren't e.g. Sacha Chua's Emacs chats better
  for that purpose, where a human being explains his particular

* Also, along these lines: maybe such tutorials should be centered
  around "scenarios", and not features?  Like, take a "scenario" called
  "C editing".  Then you can mention narrowing, compilation mode, maybe
  rgrep and a few other things.  Or, take a scenario "HTML editing".
  Then you can have SGML mode, TRAMP, maybe Org-mode and exporting, etc.
  Also, in such tutorials it would make sense to mention ELPA packages
  (and possibly MELPA, too).


Marcin Borkowski
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Adam Mickiewicz University

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