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Re: A possible GFDL compromise

Richard Stallman <rms@gnu.org> writes:

> A long message at startup would be very inconvenient, simply for being
> long, regardless of its meaning.  A section of the same length in a
> manual would not cause any such inconvenience.  Nobody is "heavily
> affected" by a few extra pages in a large manual.

This is not true.  Such an addition to the manual prevents taking
small snippets of the manual and using them in isolation.

An excellent example, of course, is doc strings.  Thus far you have
ignored the example.

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