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Re: [PATCH] Package Installation in Tutorial

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Package Installation in Tutorial
Date: Sat, 04 Dec 2021 18:29:55 +0200

> From: Daniel Fleischer <danflscr@gmail.com>
> Date: Sat, 04 Dec 2021 16:15:14 +0200
> I want to keep the simple example of installing and deleting a single
> package because it's empowering and thanks to completion, this could be
> enough for someone to learn how to install, say, clojure-mode.
> I have added the `list-packages' command as a reference, to get more
> information about packages.

Thanks, but I feel this is too much for a tutorial.  Just mentioning
list-packages, and having a reference to the manual that describes the
rest, should be enough.

The tutorial is about the basics, the terminology, and little else.
For all the other important topics, it should just help discovering
them, not provide detailed instructions.  Otherwise it will become
unbearably large.  In this case, the section "Package Installation" in
the Emacs manual presents a much better description of what's
involved, and a terse summary in the tutorial can never match it.
Package installation is a delicate matter, since it involves
installing software that didn't come with the distribution, so
omitting details is not a good idea here.

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