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Re: Why does the tutorial talk about C-n/C-p etc?

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Why does the tutorial talk about C-n/C-p etc?
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2016 20:52:21 -0500

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  > Seriously? New users already know to how move around from place to
  > place. It's like being a driving instructor and starting off with how to
  > open the door, or how to sit in the chair.

You are taking a harsh, hectoring tone.  Surely you can state your
position without doing that.

You point out problems in certain points, for certain readers.
Maybe you are right.  But there are many ways to change those points.
Your leap from "there is a problem" to "delete this" is not valid.

Regarding Meta and Alt, Emacs calls it "Meta" and so does the Emacs
Manual, and so does the X Window System.  So your idea of not talking
about Meta at all simply would run into trouble.  Here again, some
change could be an improvement, but the radical change you demand
would be bad.

Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation (gnu.org, fsf.org)
Internet Hall-of-Famer (internethalloffame.org)
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