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Re: Pertinent NEWS parts for the Emacs 26 manual draft

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Pertinent NEWS parts for the Emacs 26 manual draft
Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2017 09:56:32 +0300

> From: Richard Stallman <address@hidden>
> CC: address@hidden
> Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2017 17:55:15 -0400
>   > > THe parts to include are those about changes in user commands and
>   > > user-visible behavior, but excluding changes in modes that are not
>   > > documented in the Emacs manual (which is most of them).
>   > Maybe I misunderstand, but don't the "+++" markers in NEWS already
>   > tell that?
> Whether the +++ markings are a reliable guide depends on the state of
> work on NEWS.  They might not yet have been put in; they might have
> been removed.  An item might have a --- instead, put there because
> someone mistakenly thought that item isn't pertinent to the Emacs
> Manual.

Since I've already asked Nicolas to make a pretest for Emacs 26.1, it
should be clear that NEWS was already reviewed (by me in this case),
and any such blunders, if there were ones, were already fixed.

> Supposing that at present all pertineny items have a +++ marking, they
> don't necessarily refer to the Emacs Manual; some indicate that a
> feature has been documented in the Emacs Lisp Manual.

NEWS has separate sections for Lisp and non-Lisp changes.

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