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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: Sat, 4 Dec 2021 17:18:22 +0000

>da> I'd suggest that teaching basic customization
>da> should be more useful/important than teaching
>da> how to install an external package.  But I
>da> 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.

FWIW, I agree.  Nothing prevents Emacs (or third
parties) from providing additional tutorials (or
blogs or videos...) that cover such things.

>sk> That sounds like another fine addition to make.  Maybe someone could
>sk> 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.


A separate tutorial or whatever might make sense.
Step-by-step how-to for particular tasks/features
can sometimes help.

Or perhaps just mention in passing that you can
do this, plus add a link to its doc in the manual.

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