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

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [External] : Re: [PATCH] Package Installation in Tutorial
Date: Sat, 04 Dec 2021 10:04:44 +0200

> From: Richard Stallman <rms@gnu.org>
> Date: Sat, 04 Dec 2021 00:44:17 -0500
> Cc: danflscr@gmail.com, emacs-devel@gnu.org
>   > I'd suggest that teaching basic customization
>   > should be more useful/important than teaching
>   > how to install an external package.  But I
>   > don't claim to be right about that suggestion.
> I tend to think that neither one is important enough to
> include in the tutorial.  I think that neither operation
> is part of what people need to know, when they are at
> the very basic level that the tutorial aims to teach.
> But I'm not going to argue about it.
>   > 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'?
> To teach this to the sort of people that need the tutorial
> calls for walking the reader through an example.  That would require
> a hundred lines, or maybe 200.

We don't have to provide enough details in the tutorial, we could just
mention that these things exist, and refer to the manual.  Discovery
is not an insignificant problem in Emacs.

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