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

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: On being web-friendly and why info must die
Date: Sat, 06 Dec 2014 07:04:46 -0500

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I once looked at the documentation for Org mode, and gave up.  It presented
doing things I didn't find useful.  I did not see, at the beginning, how
to use it as markup for manuals.  Perhaps it says that later, but I did not
get that far.

I could consider Org mode as a way of formatting manuals if I saw
documentation presenting Org mode _as_ a way to format manuals.
However, it would still have two big drawbacks as a candidate for GNU

* It is a program.  What we need is a format.

* The program runs only in Emacs.

Texinfo is a format and you can use any editor to write that format.

I don't want to take a step back on either of these points.

Dr Richard Stallman
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