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

From: Eric S. Raymond
Subject: Re: On being web-friendly and why info must die
Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2014 15:53:20 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>:
> > Because Texinfo is a barrier in itself, full of ceremony and heavyweight
> > markup.
> Nonsense.

You have Texinfo markup in your fingertips.  So do I.  The difference
is, I can perform the cognitive distancing act required to see how it
looks to newbies.  Apparently you can't.

> > The state of the art has moved well past it - modern formats like
> > asciidoc (or perhaps even org - others may be right about that) are
> > both lighter and more powerful.
> How about showing those advantages, instead of throwing
> unsubstantiated FAD?

Sure.  Go look at the asciidoc masters in the Linux or git source trees.
                <a href="http://www.catb.org/~esr/";>Eric S. Raymond</a>

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