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Re: GNU ELPA visibility

From: Jorgen Schaefer
Subject: Re: GNU ELPA visibility
Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2012 08:48:52 +0100

On Fri, 2 Nov 2012 03:12:46 -0400
Daniel Hackney <address@hidden> wrote:

> > So far, Org, ReST, Markdown, and Texinfo sound like the best
> > options, indeed.
> Put another vote in for Org. Aside from shipping with Emacs
> out-of-the-box, all of its incredibly advanced stuff could come in
> handy if we want to get fancy down the road. I'm thinking about the
> embedded source code, which could be very useful as examples of the
> usage of a library. Other formats allow for <pre> equivalents, but
> none have the features of Org-babel.

Github-flavored Markdown has syntax highlighting for a number of

From what I can see, Org is "the 'modern' Emacs solution", Texinfo "the
traditional solution", and Markdown "the pragmatic solution".

... Looking forward to Pymacs and similar packages, providing a
markdown README for Github, and an org README for elpa, but also a reST
README for PyPI. :-D Luckily, there is Pandoc which can convert all
this mess around. Of course, that means you don't get to use any of the
special features of any of those formats, but hey, *someone* can.


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