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Re: Patch to remove minor modes in tutorial

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Patch to remove minor modes in tutorial
Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2006 14:27:09 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

"Mathias Dahl" <address@hidden> writes:

>> In general, there is a problem with the tutorial and minor-modes:
>> ...
>> Maybe it be better to simply issue a warning at the start of the
>> tutorial if "affecting" minor modes are enabled -- something like
>> this:
>>  NOTE:  This instance of Emacs has local customizations which may
>>  cause some instructions in the tutorial to fail.  If that happens,
>>  review the local customizations in the file ~/.emacs.
> I like this idea.  It seems we can never protect the user from all
> problems in this area so the best thing is to inform him about that.

We could recommend to start a session with emacs -q if one suspects
stuff in the tutorial to fail because of customizations.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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