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Re: RE: Auto Fill Comments

From: Christopher Dimech
Subject: Re: RE: Auto Fill Comments
Date: Fri, 27 Nov 2020 20:43:02 +0100

> Sent: Friday, November 27, 2020 at 8:06 PM
> From: "Drew Adams" <>
> To: "Christopher Dimech" <>,
> Cc:
> Subject: RE: Auto Fill Comments
> > My experience has been that as I got to do more things in emacs lisp,
> > the understanding needed quickly exceeded my rate of learning.
> I'd put it this way, speaking of myself and others I know:
>  "the understanding possible quickly exceeded..."
> IOW, as usual in life, the more you know the more
> questions you have - and the more interesting the
> questions are.
> It's not so much that I _need_ to know all the
> stuff I've newly become aware of.  It's that I
> _can_ learn it.  And yes, sometimes it's not
> immediately obvious which of all the new info
> I glimpse on the horizon I really do need
> immediately.
> > One can get to sophisticated constructs, even when trying to do
> > relatively simple things.  You never know where your original
> > plan could get you. Many times the importance of a work is not
> > measured by its consequences (i.e. by the final command).
> 100% agreement.
> But again, this is not a failing from the fact
> that all that additional info is _available_.

Agreed, at times it is about discovery and re-discovery.

> It can be a failing if you can't see how you
> really want (or need) to proceed, to get to the
> info you most immediately need.

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