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Re: Emacs Manual under a categorisation scheme

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Emacs Manual under a categorisation scheme
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2022 20:06:05 +0300

> From: Christopher Dimech <dimech@gmx.com>
> Cc: emacs-devel@gnu.org
> Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2022 18:57:20 +0200
> > I don't think I understand what kind of category system do you have in
> > mind.  Please elaborate and/or show an example.
> One could arrange either by difficulty or frequency.
> Basically, using a higher level categorisation to the 54 chapters, with each
> high level category being independent of the others.  One can then quickly
> skip whole categories one is not interested in, even when using the manual on
> the website.
> 1. Comprehending the Graphical Display
> 2. Running Commands (by Name, using Minibuffer read and completion)
> 3. Editing Commands (moving and killing text)
> 4. Using and Controlling the Graphical Display (buffer, window, frame)
> 5. Major and Minor Modes
> 6. Using Help
> 7. Programming and Markup Modes
> 8. Compiling, Testing, and Maintaining Programs
> 9. Running Shell Commands
> 10. Calendar, Diary, Document Viewing
> 10. Web Applications (EWW, Mail)
> 11. Emacs Customisation
> 12. Handling Problems (crashes, reporting bugs)

I don't see how this is significantly different from the chapters we
have now.  You can categorize Emacs in any number of ways, but the one
we have is IMNSHO completely adequate.  What you propose is also
adequate (although incomplete, so I cannot easily judge it except as
an example), but I don't see why it is superior.

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