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

From: Phillip Lord
Subject: Re: On being web-friendly and why info must die
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 11:20:18 +0000
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Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> writes:

> Paul Eggert <address@hidden> skribis:
>> Ludovic Courtès wrote:
>>> if replacing Texinfo and/or Info results in loss of functionality
>>> at all, that’s a showstopper.
>> That's too strict.  We should not insist that the new documentation
>> system must have every single feature that the old one does.  It
>> should suffice if the new system is significantly better than the old
>> one overall, enough to justify the hassle of switching.
> Perhaps, but some features such as cross-manual references should be a
> requirement, IMO.
> (This discussion seems a bit surreal to me.  It sounds like: “our system
> has all the features we need, but it’s ‘archaic’; so let’s drop a few
> features so we can use something ‘modern’.”)

It has all the features that are currently used, I would say.


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