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


From: Robert Thorpe
Subject: Re: Emacs Mini Manual (PART 3) - CUSTOMIZING AND EXTENDING EMACS
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:51:44 +0100

Emanuel Berg <address@hidden> writes:

> 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.

Message mode has nothing to do with pre-internet stuff.

If you use GNUS then compose a message and key C-h m in the compose
buffer.  It'll say "Message mode defined in `message.el'".  Open
message.el and look at it's directory .../lisp/gnus/ .

BR,
Robert Thorpe



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