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Re: Auto Fill Comments

From: Christopher Dimech
Subject: Re: Auto Fill Comments
Date: Fri, 27 Nov 2020 08:59:02 +0100

> Sent: Friday, November 27, 2020 at 8:28 AM
> From: "Eli Zaretskii" <>
> To:
> Subject: Re: Auto Fill Comments
> > From: Christopher Dimech <>
> > Date: Fri, 27 Nov 2020 01:47:08 +0100
> > Sensitivity: Normal
> > Cc:
> >
> > The manuals should be rewritten because they are incomprehensible.
> > Perhaps it was good in the eighties.  It continues forever.  Consider
> > "face customisation" for instance, which just means font.  Nobody
> > fuckin reads a manual with 17 nodes.  You don't know which one to use,
> > which commands are most useful, and so on.  The problem gets compounded
> > because every esoteric command is there.
> >
> > You are just insisting on something bad and inefficient.
> Fair warning: if that is your attitude towards our documentation,
> please be aware that there will be some people here who'd refrain from
> helping you.  We don't work for you, so if you refuse to help yourself
> by becoming more proficient with the extensive documentation features
> in Emacs, we cannot be expected to hold your hand forever.

It is well known that some at Gnu cannot take criticisms when others
try to read what others write.  I am a writer by profession.  So spare
me the "Don't work for you" defensive approach.

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