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

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: On being web-friendly and why info must die
Date: Fri, 05 Dec 2014 22:34:44 +0100
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"Eric S. Raymond" <address@hidden> writes:

> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>:
>> Until more people start contributing to the docs, it makes very little
>> sense to me to change the tools, and by that cut the branch on which
>> we sit, documentation-wise.
> You have this exactly backwards.  Texinfo/info are a barrier that impedes
> more recruitment of hands to work on documentation.  This is one of the
> reasons they must die.

HTML is not a suitable source format for documentation but a target
format, and AsciiDoc is an even larger barrier.  It's not well-defined
and has no canonical and/or reliable implementation.

David Kastrup

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