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Re: Common Lisp Emulation vs Common Lisp Extensions

From: Marcin Borkowski
Subject: Re: Common Lisp Emulation vs Common Lisp Extensions
Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 22:20:27 +0200
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On 2016-05-29, at 17:16, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:

> I don't think I see the mess.  You are looking for identical text
> where there shouldn't be one.  The assumption is that the reader uses
> the same format consistently for all the manuals.  This assumption is
> at the basis of the Texinfo documentation system, and has nothing to
> do with Emacs the project.  We just use Texinfo, that's all.

FWIW, I am a counterexample proving that that assumption is false.
I might read the Emacs Lisp Intro on my ebook reader (using a version
converted from HTML), then consult the Emacs Lisp Reference in an Info
buffer, and print out parts of the Emacs Manual from a pdf.  Not that
I did it all in this way, but it _might_ be that way (and indeed I used
all three of those formats - Info, pdf and HTML - at some point in


Marcin Borkowski
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Adam Mickiewicz University

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