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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: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 12:32:16 +0100
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address@hidden (Phillip Lord) writes:

> 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.

Under torture?  I mean why else would you be saying that?

David Kastrup

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