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Re: Specialized Emacs Features ?

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Specialized Emacs Features ?
Date: Fri, 02 Jun 2017 17:05:03 +0300

> From: Jean-Christophe Helary <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 2 Jun 2017 22:38:34 +0900
> As far as *printing* is concerned, I don't know whether it is very hard to 
> create a "basic" manual and an "advanced" manual from the files that create 
> the *whole* manual (standard+specialized) when creating the printed files, 
> but it seems to be only a matter of configuring a few files.

You should talk to the FSF about this, it is they who publish printed
manuals and sell them.  I have no idea what they consider when they
decide on these issues.

> For digital versions, all the informations should be in *the* emacs manual.

I'm not sure I understand what that means.  What is a "digital"

> • I'm not finding the "specialized" manual in Info mode.

How are you looking?  E.g., the first menu item in emacs-xtra.texi is
"Autorevert", and if I type "g Autorevert RET" in the Emacs manual, I
get to that node.

IOW, the chapters of this manual are chapters and sections in the
Emacs manual in Info format.  There's no separate manual in Info.

> • The emacs manual is *not* an introductory manual, so I don't think we 
> should have an "Advanced Features" section where most of the chapters could 
> actually be placed in sections that relate to their contents (as I kind of 
> proposed in the re-shuffling I sent in my earlier mail).

You interpret "Advanced" too literally in this case.  I think it's a

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