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Re: Auto Fill Comments

From: Christopher Dimech
Subject: Re: Auto Fill Comments
Date: Fri, 27 Nov 2020 10:07:12 +0100

> Sent: Friday, November 27, 2020 at 9:11 AM
> From: "Robert Pluim" <>
> To: "Christopher Dimech" <>
> Cc:
> Subject: Re: Auto Fill Comments
> Christopher Dimech <> writes:
> >> From: "Eli Zaretskii" <>
> >>
> >> 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.
> There is someone in this thread reacting badly to suggestions, and
> itʼs not Eli.
> People have offered you advice on how to improve your
> understanding by reading the extensive and incredibly high quality
> documentation that comes with Emacs. You donʼt have to follow that
> advice, but continually expecting others to expend their time because
> of your failure to attempt to educate yourself is not a winning
> strategy.
> Robert
Whenever one mentions a problem it is a user failure.  Yet when there
is a problem with the code you try to address it.  This cannot be 
explained simply.  Perhaps in ten years time, the attitude will change.

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