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RE: [External] : Re: [PATCH] Package Installation in Tutorial

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: [External] : Re: [PATCH] Package Installation in Tutorial
Date: Fri, 3 Dec 2021 20:24:55 +0000

> > I'd suggest that teaching basic customization
> > should be more useful/important than teaching
> > how to install an external package.
> That sounds like another fine addition to make.  Maybe someone could
> write up 15-20 lines or so about how to use `M-x customize'?


Assuming that such additions are needed.  That's
the question.

One could argue, without reasons given, for almost
any Emacs this-or-that to be gone over in the basic
tutorial.  It's good to be able to _reason_ about a
change proposal, however.

Any number of "fine additions" are conceivable.
That doesn't make any or all of them desirable.

A proposal to change the status quo is usually
accompanied by some reasons for the change.

> > Fine.  So your argument is that _first timers_
> > don't know how to install packages and they're
> > dying to know that.  They need that, from the
> > get-go.
> Correct.

So I understood correctly from the beginning.

And the evidence for that claim is?

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