Commit 0b96ec68 authored by Luc Teirlinck's avatar Luc Teirlinck

Make "GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE" an appendix.

Rearrange order of nodes and sections such that both "GNU GENERAL
PUBLIC LICENSE" and "GNU Free Documentation License" appear at the
end, as appropriate for appendices.
(Acknowledgments): Use `@unnumberedsec'.
parent 6cca5de0
......@@ -901,7 +901,7 @@ all GNU Emacs features. We don't try to describe VMS usage in this
manual. @xref{MS-DOS}, for information about using Emacs on MS-DOS.
@end iftex
@node Distrib, Copying, Top, Top
@node Distrib, Intro, Top, Top
@unnumbered Distribution
GNU Emacs is @dfn{free software}; this means that everyone is free to
......@@ -956,8 +956,8 @@ might instead suggest ordering a CD-ROM from the Foundation
occasionally, or subscribing to periodic updates.
@ifnotinfo
@node Acknowledgments, Copying, Distrib, Top
@section Acknowledgments
@node Acknowledgments, Intro, Distrib, Top
@unnumberedsec Acknowledgments
Contributors to GNU Emacs include Per Abrahamsen, Jay K. Adams, Joe
Arceneaux, Boaz Ben-Zvi, Jim Blandy, Terrence Brannon, Frank Bresz,
......@@ -1002,8 +1002,101 @@ S. T. Wu, Tom Wurgler, Eli Zaretskii, Jamie Zawinski, Ian T. Zimmermann,
Reto Zimmermann, and Neal Ziring.
@end ifnotinfo
@node Copying, GNU Free Documentation License, Distrib, Top
@unnumbered GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
@node Intro, Glossary, Distrib, Top
@unnumbered Introduction
You are reading about GNU Emacs, the GNU incarnation of the advanced,
self-documenting, customizable, extensible real-time display editor Emacs.
(The `G' in `GNU' is not silent.)
We say that Emacs is a @dfn{display} editor because normally the text
being edited is visible on the screen and is updated automatically as you
type your commands. @xref{Screen,Display}.
We call it a @dfn{real-time} editor because the display is updated very
frequently, usually after each character or pair of characters you
type. This minimizes the amount of information you must keep in your
head as you edit. @xref{Basic,Real-time,Basic Editing}.
We call Emacs advanced because it provides facilities that go beyond
simple insertion and deletion: controlling subprocesses; automatic
indentation of programs; viewing two or more files at once; editing
formatted text; and dealing in terms of characters, words, lines,
sentences, paragraphs, and pages, as well as expressions and comments in
several different programming languages.
@dfn{Self-documenting} means that at any time you can type a special
character, @kbd{Control-h}, to find out what your options are. You can
also use it to find out what any command does, or to find all the commands
that pertain to a topic. @xref{Help}.
@dfn{Customizable} means that you can change the definitions of Emacs
commands in little ways. For example, if you use a programming language in
which comments start with @samp{<**} and end with @samp{**>}, you can tell
the Emacs comment manipulation commands to use those strings
(@pxref{Comments}). Another sort of customization is rearrangement of the
command set. For example, if you prefer the four basic cursor motion
commands (up, down, left and right) on keys in a diamond pattern on the
keyboard, you can rebind the keys that way. @xref{Customization}.
@dfn{Extensible} means that you can go beyond simple customization and
write entirely new commands, programs in the Lisp language to be run by
Emacs's own Lisp interpreter. Emacs is an ``on-line extensible''
system, which means that it is divided into many functions that call
each other, any of which can be redefined in the middle of an editing
session. Almost any part of Emacs can be replaced without making a
separate copy of all of Emacs. Most of the editing commands of Emacs
are written in Lisp; the few exceptions could have been written
in Lisp but are written in C for efficiency. Although only a programmer
can write an extension, anybody can use it afterward. If you want to
learn Emacs Lisp programming, we recommend the @cite{Introduction to
Emacs Lisp} by Robert J. Chassell, also published by the Free Software
Foundation.
When run under the X Window System, Emacs provides its own menus and
convenient bindings to mouse buttons. But Emacs can provide many of the
benefits of a window system on a text-only terminal. For instance, you
can look at or edit several files at once, move text between files, and
edit files while running shell commands.
@include screen.texi
@include commands.texi
@include entering.texi
@include basic.texi
@include mini.texi
@include m-x.texi
@include help.texi
@include mark.texi
@include killing.texi
@include regs.texi
@include display.texi
@include search.texi
@include fixit.texi
@include kmacro.texi
@include files.texi
@include buffers.texi
@include windows.texi
@include frames.texi
@include mule.texi
@include major.texi
@include indent.texi
@include text.texi
@include programs.texi
@include building.texi
@include maintaining.texi
@include abbrevs.texi
@include picture.texi
@include sending.texi
@include rmail.texi
@include dired.texi
@include calendar.texi
@include misc.texi
@include custom.texi
@include trouble.texi
@node Copying, GNU Free Documentation License, Service, Top
@appendix GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
@center Version 2, June 1991
@display
......@@ -1399,98 +1492,6 @@ library. If this is what you want to do, use the GNU Library General
Public License instead of this License.
@include doclicense.texi
@node Intro, Glossary, GNU Free Documentation License, Top
@unnumbered Introduction
You are reading about GNU Emacs, the GNU incarnation of the advanced,
self-documenting, customizable, extensible real-time display editor Emacs.
(The `G' in `GNU' is not silent.)
We say that Emacs is a @dfn{display} editor because normally the text
being edited is visible on the screen and is updated automatically as you
type your commands. @xref{Screen,Display}.
We call it a @dfn{real-time} editor because the display is updated very
frequently, usually after each character or pair of characters you
type. This minimizes the amount of information you must keep in your
head as you edit. @xref{Basic,Real-time,Basic Editing}.
We call Emacs advanced because it provides facilities that go beyond
simple insertion and deletion: controlling subprocesses; automatic
indentation of programs; viewing two or more files at once; editing
formatted text; and dealing in terms of characters, words, lines,
sentences, paragraphs, and pages, as well as expressions and comments in
several different programming languages.
@dfn{Self-documenting} means that at any time you can type a special
character, @kbd{Control-h}, to find out what your options are. You can
also use it to find out what any command does, or to find all the commands
that pertain to a topic. @xref{Help}.
@dfn{Customizable} means that you can change the definitions of Emacs
commands in little ways. For example, if you use a programming language in
which comments start with @samp{<**} and end with @samp{**>}, you can tell
the Emacs comment manipulation commands to use those strings
(@pxref{Comments}). Another sort of customization is rearrangement of the
command set. For example, if you prefer the four basic cursor motion
commands (up, down, left and right) on keys in a diamond pattern on the
keyboard, you can rebind the keys that way. @xref{Customization}.
@dfn{Extensible} means that you can go beyond simple customization and
write entirely new commands, programs in the Lisp language to be run by
Emacs's own Lisp interpreter. Emacs is an ``on-line extensible''
system, which means that it is divided into many functions that call
each other, any of which can be redefined in the middle of an editing
session. Almost any part of Emacs can be replaced without making a
separate copy of all of Emacs. Most of the editing commands of Emacs
are written in Lisp; the few exceptions could have been written
in Lisp but are written in C for efficiency. Although only a programmer
can write an extension, anybody can use it afterward. If you want to
learn Emacs Lisp programming, we recommend the @cite{Introduction to
Emacs Lisp} by Robert J. Chassell, also published by the Free Software
Foundation.
When run under the X Window System, Emacs provides its own menus and
convenient bindings to mouse buttons. But Emacs can provide many of the
benefits of a window system on a text-only terminal. For instance, you
can look at or edit several files at once, move text between files, and
edit files while running shell commands.
@include screen.texi
@include commands.texi
@include entering.texi
@include basic.texi
@include mini.texi
@include m-x.texi
@include help.texi
@include mark.texi
@include killing.texi
@include regs.texi
@include display.texi
@include search.texi
@include fixit.texi
@include kmacro.texi
@include files.texi
@include buffers.texi
@include windows.texi
@include frames.texi
@include mule.texi
@include major.texi
@include indent.texi
@include text.texi
@include programs.texi
@include building.texi
@include maintaining.texi
@include abbrevs.texi
@include picture.texi
@include sending.texi
@include rmail.texi
@include dired.texi
@include calendar.texi
@include misc.texi
@include custom.texi
@include trouble.texi
@include cmdargs.texi
@include xresources.texi
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