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

From: Rasmus
Subject: Re: On being web-friendly and why info must die
Date: Sun, 07 Dec 2014 15:11:15 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.130012 (Ma Gnus v0.12) Emacs/24.4.51 (gnu/linux)


Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

> 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.

If you ever desire to give it a second try, I would then suggest that you
take a look at the compact guide that I referred to in my previous email.

> To propose using Org _format_ is a different proposal.
> We can consider that.
> [...] 
> Org mode is not a syntax, it is a program written in Emacs Lisp.

People who have suggested Org have the Org format/syntax in mind.  These
people would likely work with org-mode: the principal "editor" of the Org

Org-mode is the principal editor of the Org-format, if you want.  As other
have suggested, the format is used outside of Org (a search on Github for
"readme.org" gives approx. 8300 results; of course many of these may be
duplicates (forked repositories)).

>   > 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.
> Interesting.
> I will look at the page that describes Org format.

It's terse and meant to document the syntax for parsing purposed.
Nonetheless it's an intriguing read.  

For a quick introduction to usage of the syntax and the org-mode, the
org-guide may be preferable.


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