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

From: Clément Pit--Claudel
Subject: Re: Why does the tutorial talk about C-n/C-p etc?
Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2016 10:14:50 -0400
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On 03/14/2016 08:16 AM, Richard Stallman wrote:
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> The idea of the tutorial is to get people started.  Then they should
> go to the Emacs manual to learn more.  We describe a lot of
> possibly-cool features in the Emacs manual, but there's no need
> to teach them in the tutorial.

Hi Richard,

The manual is indeed great. The question is, what drives people to read it?
Maybe the tutorial is a good occasion to teach people about the manual: we show 
people a cool feature, and we point them to the relevant section in the manual.

The issue that I'm pointing out is that migrating to Emacs has a small cost, at 
least at the beginning. It would be wonderful if we could tell people "do you 
think Emacs is too (bloated|complicated|hard-to-learn|...) for you? Just check 
the 5-minutes tutorial and see for yourself".

But again, maybe there should be two documents: the Emacs elevator pitch, and 
the Emacs tutorial.


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