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Re: Patch to remove minor modes in tutorial

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: Patch to remove minor modes in tutorial
Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2006 15:48:27 +0200
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Richard Stallman wrote:
Some minor modes have no keybindings so they can not disturb the tutorial (recentf-mode for example). Well, at least I hope they can not. I think this is very important!

I think it is safer to turn them all off, aside from a specific
list of exceptions.
Then I would be glad if those who knows about minor modes that will not disturb the turorial would mail the names of them to me.

    > Why ask?  Why not just do it?
> To make the user aware of that Emacs will work differently in the tutorial buffer than in other buffer (if the user answers Y).

I agree it is useful to do that, but I think that asking a question
will be confusing in a different way, since it will suggest that it is
reasonable to answer N.  Displaying a message which ends in "Type
SPACE to proceed" is a better way to make sure the user notices the
Yes, that is better.

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