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

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: On being web-friendly and why info must die
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2014 10:11:54 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden> writes:

> 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.

The idea of teamplay when one sees a team member drop the ball is not
fingerpointing and defecting in my opinion.

David Kastrup

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