Richard Stallman <address@hidden
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> Both arguments have merit. Manuals aren't just for newbies. Maybe
> there's room to introduce the syntax with the = first, then elaborate
> explaining the actual syntax in full. Or maybe that level of detail is
> best left for the TexInfo manual.
Please use = for long option arguments in the man page.
I've pushed the patch that switches to = to emacs-26 (commit 779b2ac484).
We can argue about what should be recommended, but at the very least the documentation should be consistent, and we either recommend or require = everywhere else in the Info manual and other man pages.