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Re: On being web-friendly and why info must die

From: joakim
Subject: Re: On being web-friendly and why info must die
Date: Fri, 05 Dec 2014 15:08:43 +0100
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Rasmus <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi,
> "Eric S. Raymond" <address@hidden> writes:
>> [...] we have agreed on asciidoc as a new master format.
> This seems nothing short of bizarre.
> Did you, by chance, hear of this new mode called Org?
> 1. My Emacs does not feature an "asciidoc-mode", and it seems I would need
>    an extra binary to export out of asciidoc to "richly linked hypertext".
>    ox.el, the Org export framework, is written in Emacs-Lisp.
> 2. Judging from a sample on the Asciidoc-website, formatting asciidoc-txt
>    seems painful.  E.g. a headline of length N seems to require 2×N
>    characters and two lines whereas an Org headline requires N +
>    HEADLINE-LEVEL + 1 characters and a single line.  Delimiters in
>    asciidoc seems overloaded, e.g. ==⋯= is both the beginning of a table
>    and an example block.
> 3. Org already supports export of texinfo, txt, html, LaTeX, odt, & man
>    out of the box.  Asciidoc seems to support html...

texinfo isnt too bad. If we for some reason absolutely must change the
format, org is the only sane alternative, really.

> —Rasmus

Joakim Verona

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