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Re: "Why is emacs so square?"

From: Dmitry Gutov
Subject: Re: "Why is emacs so square?"
Date: Sat, 25 Apr 2020 00:57:56 +0300
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On 24.04.2020 22:22, Eli Zaretskii wrote:

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.

Guess it's going on my list. But if anyone starts working on the new version, I have a few suggestions, please hit me up.

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.

"Selling" happens first. Then the new user has more motivation to actually learn stuff in detail.

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