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Re: Emacs as word processor

From: T.V. Raman
Subject: Re: Emacs as word processor
Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2013 08:32:33 -0800

In the long run, I believe all of markdown, org, rst and any
other form of text files with some level of embedded markup will
 survive the test of time in the following sense:

1. Content created using these will survive and be usable 20
years from now even if those specific processors disappear.

I fail  to hold the same confidence about word-processor formats,
even if those choose XML  as a serialization -- though at one
point I hoped that XML  would indeed  help move that ball

See this article
"Fancy Color Paper Universe"
(it's only 2 pages) thatI wrote  in 2000. Nearly
15 years later, the only post-script I would add is that much to
my disappointment, the Web too has turned into one more fancy
colored piece of paper.


On 12/3/13, Jambunathan K <address@hidden> wrote:
> René Kyllingstad <address@hidden> writes:
>> What about making some version of markdown the storage format?
> I suppose you aren't a Org-mode user or you feel that markdown is
> superior (for what values of superior?) to Org-mode.
> Org-mode, is the de-facto markup format for Emacs users.  Emacs has
> rst.el.  Vanilla Emacs doesn't have font-lock support for markdown.  So
> the existing support infrastructure surrouding Org-mode markup is much
> far ahead of markdown.
> ps: I am not opposed to markdown code.  Given a choice, Org-mode should
> get priority treatment.

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