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

From: Rasmus
Subject: Re: On being web-friendly and why info must die
Date: Fri, 05 Dec 2014 15:15:20 +0100
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address@hidden writes:
> Rasmus <address@hidden> writes:
>> "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.

My post is mean to be read /given/ ESR's premise.  David's post, which is
probably order of magnitudes more sane, questions ESR's premise.  I did
not see David's email before posting my own comment.


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