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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: Sun, 07 Dec 2014 04:21:13 -0500

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  > > I once looked at the documentation for Org mode, and gave up.  It 
  > > doing things I didn't find useful.

  > This is true for everybody.  There's plenty of features I don't know
  > anything about, though I semi-regularly contribute to Org.

I think my statement was misunderstood.

When I started reading the Org mode manual, 
everything I saw at the beginning was uninteresting,
things I had no wish to do.  So I stopped reading it.

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

  > This claim is simply wrong.

What people have proposed, so far, is to use Org mode.
That is a program that runs in Emacs.

To propose using Org _format_ is a different proposal.
We can consider that.

  > > * The program runs only in Emacs.

  > Again, your claim is simply false.  The syntax is there and can be support
  > by anybody.

Org mode is not a syntax, it is a program written in Emacs Lisp.

                 Other interpreters than org-element.el exists.  For instance,
  > Github supports a subset of the Org-syntax via org-ruby.  I think vim even
  > has some support of Org-syntax.


I will look at the page that describes Org format.

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