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Re: Auto Fill Comments

From: Christopher Dimech
Subject: Re: Auto Fill Comments
Date: Fri, 27 Nov 2020 18:54:26 +0100

> Sent: Friday, November 27, 2020 at 6:00 PM
> From: "Jean Louis" <>
> To: "Arthur Miller" <>
> Cc: "Christopher Dimech" <>,
> Subject: Re: Auto Fill Comments
> * Arthur Miller <> [2020-11-27 19:43]:
> > I learned it through hacking init file, and I am not good at Emacs
> > internals, I don't have time to sitt hours and go through all
> > if-defs and thousands of lines of lisp. I wish I did. But when I
> > don't know how to do something, I ask, and if they tell me I don't
> > understand it or have missed it, I don't tell them they manual sux
> > or code is horribly structured. Sometimes error is in our selves, in
> > this case, Dimech is probably not used to read the technical manuals
> > and that's not more.
> I was asking different type of questions on #emacs IRC back in 2016,
> and back then I did not know hot to look into references to get myself
> Emacs insights. When one does not know where to look to there can be
> bunch of references but one cannot find it. Today I have different
> types of questions. There are progress stages for Emacs users.

As things get more complex, figuring out how to look becomes problematic.
Today, looking far things has became a subject in itself.
If things get more complicated that you cannot understand it in
your lifetime (that time could come), then we all got to rethink
the whole thing, even though we don't like it.

> I can remember `info' and `man' from 1999 and 2000, I had confusion
> and did not understand why two systems. There was one time before that
> where I was learning GNU/Linux exclusively from books. At the time I
> did not know that `info' or `man' exists on system.
> On command line I tried with: $ help, but that brought me at that time
> incomprehensible list of bash commands.
> There are various stages that users pass through until they get
> it.
> Jean

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