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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 23:28:44 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

I haven't followed this whole "doc format" saga because it's just too
exciting, sorry.

But I can't help point out that there are 2 issues: the source format.
And the doc-viewer (which may or may not require translation of the
source format to some other format).

Until there is a documentation viewer available in Elisp that is almost
as good as Info-mode while being prettier, the "online doc" format will
have to stay as Info, and as long as we stick with Info, then I don't
see a strong motivation to change the source format (even if it will
give us wagon loads of doc-contributors, there'd be a fairly large
amount of work in such a conversion).

        Stefan "Who doesn't know Texinfo and doesn't like it very much
                but always felt like it's close enough to ASCII that
                I don't need to worry too much about it, knowing that Eli
                will clean up after me if needed"

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