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Re: Linux is not for consumers!

On Sun, Dec 14, 2003 at 12:59:54AM -0500, H. S. wrote:
> Apparently, _Bijan Soleymani_, on 12/14/03 00:36,typed:
> > My favourite quote is from the emacs manual:
> >
> >   "Help buffers describing variables or functions defined in Lisp
> >    normally have hyperlinks to the Lisp definition, if you have the
> >    Lisp source files installed.  If you know Lisp, this provides the
> >    ultimate documentation.  If you don't know Lisp, you should learn
> >    it.  If you are treating Emacs as an object file, then you are
> >    just _using_ Emacs.  For real intimacy with Emacs, you must read
> >    the source code."
> Good thing this is not a common approach, else everybody would be *told* 
>  they *must* know image processing theory and compression theory to 
> view an mpeg movie on a computer!

Emacs has good documentation (500 pages of it). But the real point of
emacs is that you can change it to do exactly what you want. You can
only do that if you are familiar with the source code.

Bijan Soleymani <bijan@psq.com>

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