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Re: bug#26036: tramp (; bug report form is so frustrating

From: Michael Albinus
Subject: Re: bug#26036: tramp (; bug report form is so frustrating
Date: Thu, 09 Mar 2017 19:57:01 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.50 (gnu/linux)

積丹尼 Dan Jacobson <address@hidden> writes:

>>>>>> "MA" == Michael Albinus <address@hidden> writes:
> MA> 積丹尼 Dan Jacobson <address@hidden> writes:
> MA> Hi Dan,
>>> Your bug report form is so frustrating.
>>> At its top is a line (setq tramp-verbose 9) which the user is not
>>> allowed to put his cursor nearby.
> MA> At the top of the bug report, the text is shown with the `display' text
> MA> property. This is because this text shall not be sent with the message.
> MA> This is a usual technique for bug reports.
> MA> Best regards, Michael.
> I'll CC bug-gnu-emacs to tell them that better would just be plain text
> with the words
> --text-below-won't-be-sent
> Bla bla bla
> --text-above-won't-be-sent
> 1. it is now clear that the magic region won't be sent.
> 2. The user can finally copy words on *his* screen (he bought the
> computer. He ought to be allowed to copy... without needing to try
> SHIFT etc.)

This is not a bug. Explanation text in the bug report is not intended to
be touched.

Best regards, Michael.

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