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Re: Failing to see the allure of Emacs

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: Failing to see the allure of Emacs
Date: Tue, 04 May 2010 15:43:26 -0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.110011 (No Gnus v0.11) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

On Wed, 24 Mar 2010 23:00:03 +0100 "" <> wrote: 

ac> Look through this newsgroup for all the places a response has said
ac> "Have you tried function such-and-such", or "that behavior is
ac> controlled by variable X except that the default is variable Y".  If
ac> the documentation were better, much of that would disappear.
ac> a literate, conscientious user with decades of programming
ac> experience, decades of experience writing documentation, decades of
ac> using emacs, and decades of support for free software

If you have so much experience you know rule #1 of writing manuals:

They Won't Read It.

followed by rule #2:

They Still Won't Read It.

and then rule #3:

They'll Complain About It.


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