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

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: On being web-friendly and why info must die
Date: Fri, 05 Dec 2014 10:07:03 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> I have discussed this with RMS and, pending my ability to actually write
> proper translation tools, we have agreed on asciidoc as a new master 
> format.  This is what should replace Texinfo and the gallimaufry of
> ad-hoc text files like /etc/CONTRIBUTE and the admin/notes stuff.

I must say I have a hard time believing that Richard made the decision
to ditch Texinfo and move to AsciiDoc.  Could we hear it from the
horse's mouth?  Is AsciiDoc (going to be) a GNU package?

But from Emacs's point of view, I'd be perfectly fine with using
something like AsciiDoc, RST, MarkDown, you name it: we have already
discussed the need to use such a markup for the "Commentary:" section of
Elisp packages, and indeed we've also already discussed the need to
replace Info with something higher-level such that we can more easily
change the text's appearance.

Of course, we wouldn't want to lose the ability to view the docs within
Emacs itself (rather than requiring Firefox) while disconnected from
the net.  And neither do we want to lose the `index' facility of Info.


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