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

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: On being web-friendly and why info must die
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2014 03:39:04 -0500

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The Org macros might do the job.  I am not sure, but I think that kbd
in Org format will look a lot like @kbd in Texinfo, but longer.  So it
seems that there is no advantage in Org format.

  > > A solution that occurs to me is to use character pair brackets, such
  > > as _*foo*_ and _#foo#_ and *#foo#*.  These would provide enough
  > > alternatives to make the necessary distinctions.

  > Defining new syntax for Org that doesn't collide with already existing
  > things is not easy.  In this particular case, I don't even see an
  > advantage since the pair brackets aren't in any way self-describing,

I think they can be self-describing, and they could be shorter and
less cumbersome than the current Texinfo syntax.

If you send me a list of the current simple markup characters,
I could make some proposals.

I agree that we should not go overboard on this.  It might be good for
10 common constructs to have character pairs to designate them, while
using Texinfo-like format with braces for the rest of the constructs.

Dr Richard Stallman
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