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Re: "Why is emacs so square?"

From: Dmitry Gutov
Subject: Re: "Why is emacs so square?"
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2020 21:40:55 +0300
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On 24.04.2020 21:10, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
A tutorial is not for "selling" Emacs.

We should probably call it the "movement tutorial", or something like that. And make it come later in the introduction.

how to enter and use Org, Magit, Helm, and other similar packages.  I
challenge you to even write about these features without mentioning
"buffer", "window", "mode line", and other basics of the Emacs UI.

All of these can be introduced much quicker than a 12-page document. And the user doesn't need to know *how* to do stuff before they can learn about the things Emacs can do.

And at least for Magit and Helm, it's perfectly possible to describe their selling points without first introducing what "buffers" and "mode line" are. Maybe even windows.

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