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Re: Failing to see the allure of Emacs

From: Tim X
Subject: Re: Failing to see the allure of Emacs
Date: Tue, 04 May 2010 15:43:19 -0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

David Kastrup <> writes:

> "" <> writes:
>>>> How I'd love to see complete, up to date, readily usable
>>>> documentation!
>>> Huh?  Check out the manuals in the "Help" menu.
>> Not complete,
> Huh?
>> not up to date,
> Huh???
>> and not readily usable.
> Huh?????
>> Readily usable documentation would include complete reference
>> information for every function, variable, and macro bundled with emacs
>> at every release.
> Have you tried the i command in the Elisp manual?
>> It would provide some way better than string search to look for
>> related concepts.
> The concept index, maybe?
>> That kind of thing is real work.  I'd be pretty happy with just
>> complete and up to date.
> It does a rather good job IMO.

I agree with David. The documentation side of emacs is pretty darn good
- possibly the best of any open source project I've seen. 

Given the OPs crits, I wonder if their install is missing the elisp
reference manual? Sounds to me like they have found the emacs reference
manual, but have missed the elisp manual.


tcross (at) rapttech dot com dot au

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