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Re: [PATCH] Add prettify symbols to python-mode

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Add prettify symbols to python-mode
Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2015 17:32:51 +0300

> Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2015 06:33:09 -0400
> From: Kaushal Modi <address@hidden>
> Cc: Achim Gratz <address@hidden>, Xue Fuqiao <address@hidden>, 
>       Emacs-devel <address@hidden>, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>
> I believe that the "beginner" here in question is not someone who just 
> started using emacs but a beginner contributor who is already comfortable 
> with emacs and is interested in contributing to the C code but isn't because 
> there isn't enough "Getting started with C tinkering in emacs" documentation.

In general, the level of documentation (or lack thereof) about the
internals is about the same in C and in Lisp, so I don't understand
why this is seen as a problem for C hacking, but not for Lisp.

> I like the points that Xue made there with an example of what a "beginner" 
> would go through when trying to understand the display engine. 

As I wrote in response, those points are all but covered already,
starting with CONTRIBUTE, so the perceived lack of information seems
to be largely an illusion.

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