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Re: [PATCH] Use recommended long options syntax in man page

From: Philipp Stephani
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Use recommended long options syntax in man page
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:33:49 +0000

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> schrieb am Do., 11. Jan. 2018 um 20:51 Uhr:
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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. 

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