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Re: Emacs Mini Manual (PART 3) - CUSTOMIZING AND EXTENDING EMACS


From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: Emacs Mini Manual (PART 3) - CUSTOMIZING AND EXTENDING EMACS
Date: Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:55:17 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Robert Thorpe <address@hidden> writes:

> I recommend using a new version of the Emacs manual
> set.  The last version of Emacs 18 was released more
> than 21 years ago.  The current manual describes
> RMAIL in detail.  A separate manual describes GNUS,
> that manual is part of the set.  "Message-mode" is
> the mode for composing email and newsgroup posts that
> comes with GNUS.

So message-mode comes with Gnus? I thought it was older
than Gnus, pre-Internet, pre-everything, perhaps used
with uucp or even for intra-computer "mails". It
doesn't have the "gnus-" prefix that is very
consistently implemented in the Gnus world.

> It's used by GNUS, RMAIL and several other programs.
> It's frequently used, I'm using it now, that's why
> it's included in the manual set.  Of-course reading
> an old manual is still useful, many things haven't
> changed.

Yes.

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