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

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: On being web-friendly and why info must die
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2014 11:09:11 -0800
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On 12/10/2014 01:01 AM, David Kastrup wrote:

it's probably half a minute of the overall compile time.

On my 3-year-old desktop 'make' takes one minute and four seconds merely to generate info/elisp.info (no image processing is involved). That's really off-putting. Even half a minute would be too long.

For projects external to GNU, we may or may not
even have the possibility to spend time/effort for making them better
suited for GNU.

If we use free formats and software for our documentation, this should not be a real problem. In the worst case we could fork the software ourselves, though obviously we'd rather not have to resort to that. Emacs development already relies on projects external to GNU, and this would be just one more instance -- although it's not something we'd do without thinking about it, it's also not something we'd reject merely because it's non-GNU.

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