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Re: Auto Fill Comments

From: Arthur Miller
Subject: Re: Auto Fill Comments
Date: Sun, 29 Nov 2020 01:05:17 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Christopher Dimech <> writes:

>> Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 8:33 AM
>> From: "Eli Zaretskii" <>
>> To:
>> Subject: Re: Auto Fill Comments
>> > From: Arthur Miller <>
>> > Date: Fri, 27 Nov 2020 22:26:13 +0100
>> > Cc:
>> >
>> > > Documentation, however, is to be structured according to different levels
>> > > of sophistication.  But I understand it could be a lot of work to 
>> > > complete.
>> > > Was not my intention to deride anyone. but to describe how it is.  
>> > > Documentation
>> > > is always better than no documentation.  And everyone does as one can.
>> >
>> > True. However, Emacs manuals are written by volunteers with limited
>> > resources in their spair time (I hack Emacs as a hobby when I drink
>> > coffee), so what is practical has also to be take into account. They
>> > have to prioritize what level they put themselves on, especially Elisp
>> > manual.
>> That is true, but please point me to a Free Software project that has
>> better documentation than Emacs, let alone documentation better
>> structured according to different levels of sophistication.
I certainly can't. Emacs has definitely best docs nowadays; I can't say
nothing about levels of sphistication, since I am not well sophisticated
by my nature :-), but Emacs is definitely very well documented.

I use mostly C-h f so I can drop into docs, and if I don't understand
docs, I look at the source code; with Helpful package I am in C-code in
no time, usually. Helm is good for discovering; I can just type a letter
or few and see what it brings me for more exploration.

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