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Re: Imports / inclusion of s.el into Emacs

From: Yuri Khan
Subject: Re: Imports / inclusion of s.el into Emacs
Date: Sun, 3 May 2020 23:32:01 +0700

On Sun, 3 May 2020 at 23:13, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:

> Tutorials are generally read only once,
> when you first familiarize yourself with a topic and generally want
> just the "taste" of it.  Once you are past that step, there's no
> reason to go back to the tutorial, and the reference manual is the
> main tool for learning and doing.
> And yet you insist on seeing "tutorial-style" lists each time you need
> some API, but don't really know which.  Why? this doesn't sound like
> what people use tutorials for.

API lists are not tutorials. They are the reference manual, just
presented in a very condensed form. A user who is moderately
experienced with an API but has not committed it into memory will
sometimes forget exact names of functions, and a concise API list will
refresh his/her memory just enough to continue coding.

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