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

From: Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen
Subject: Re: On being web-friendly and why info must die
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2014 09:28:01 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.130012 (Ma Gnus v0.12) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Paul Eggert <address@hidden> writes:

> On 12/09/2014 02:00 PM, Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen wrote:
>> Texinfo 4 is still available, isn't it?  I can't recall whether I
>> installed it myself or it was just there, but I found Texinfo 5
>> unbearable and switched.
> And that's a problem.  The fact that so many core Emacs contributors
> stick with Texinfo 4 is not only a technical problem (Texinfo 4
> doesn't check syntax typos as well, it is still quoting 1970s-style,
> etc.), it's a marketing problem as we're giving potential contributors
> the impression that our development process has ossified.

Yes.  The way the Texinfo maintainers dropped the ball here is perhaps
the best argument (so far) for why Emacs should switch to a different
input format.

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