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Re: "Why is emacs so square?"

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: "Why is emacs so square?"
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2020 22:22:09 +0300

> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden
> From: Dmitry Gutov <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2020 21:40:55 +0300
> > 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.

Maybe it can, maybe it can't.  I encourage you (or someone else) to
show such a variant of the introductory text, then we'd have something
to talk about, including comparing it with what we have now.

> 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.

Once again, "selling" is a different document.  Describing how to use
these feature without the basics could work for those who already know
the basics, but not for those who don't.  Maybe you assume that people
who read the tutorial already know the basics.

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