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Re: Auto Fill Comments

From: Christopher Dimech
Subject: Re: Auto Fill Comments
Date: Sat, 28 Nov 2020 13:05:47 +0100

Re-Writing is a basic tenet amongst writers, but not among programmers it seems.

> Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 8:46 AM
> From: "Eli Zaretskii" <>
> To:
> Subject: Re: Auto Fill Comments
> > From: Michael Heerdegen <>
> > Date: Fri, 27 Nov 2020 23:15:58 +0100
> >
> > And if you ask for help everybody is suddenly quiet.  I would be pissed
> > off.  I don't know where Eli's motivation comes from.
> My motivation comes from the urge to keep improving the Emacs
> documentation.  I cannot possibly do that with "criticism" that just
> says our documentation sucks and should be rewritten, because that's
> not useful: I don't know how to convert that to any useful list of
> things to fix.
> And, of course, saying that the manuals should be rewritten is a clear
> sign that the person probably doesn't know how to use the Info mode
> efficiently, and probably didn't read too much of said documentation.
> Which further diminishes the useful payload of such claims.

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