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

From: Thien-Thi Nguyen
Subject: Re: On being web-friendly and why info must die
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2014 23:40:34 +0100
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() Richard Stallman <address@hidden>
() Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:44:25 -0500

   I am still waiting for this.

Authoring IXIN, i developed a moderate (by no means
comprehensive) understanding of Info (format and .el),
so the following comment is obviously biased, and
(sorry, no time) not a thorough review as requested:

 The IXIN format maintains all the semantic features
 and drops most of the layout features of the Info
 format, being essentially a re-arranged parse tree
 dump (in Lisp- and Scheme-friendly sexps) of the
 Texinfo input.  Unhandled layout features are left
 to the renderer.

 The IXIN tarballs specify this format and include a
 proof-of-concept renderer (for Emacs, of course :-D).

 IXIN is mellifluous to hack.  <-- NB: UNABASHED BIAS!

For details, i suggest reading The IXIN Chronicles,
which can be found in the release tarball (in subdir
spec/).  To grab the latest (2013-02-16) release:

 wget http://www.gnuvola.org/software/ixin/ixin-1.8.tar.xz

I will post a brief announcement when 1.9 becomes available.

Anyway, i welcome additional review / critique from
others; no doubt there's much room for improvement.
Thien-Thi Nguyen
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