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Re: Convert README.org to plain text README while installing package

From: Philip Kaludercic
Subject: Re: Convert README.org to plain text README while installing package
Date: Mon, 06 Jun 2022 09:59:56 +0000

Tim Cross <theophilusx@gmail.com> writes:

> Michael Albinus <michael.albinus@gmx.de> writes:
>> I have no problem if there are structured README.org or README.md files
>> in parallel. But a README file should be plain text.
> I've seen this mentioned multiple times in this thread and it doesn't
> make sense to me. 
> Org files *are* plain text. This is one of (perhaps the biggest) selling
> points for org mode. They don't use any form of 'binary' data and can be
> read just fine in any text editor or just using cat/less/more whatever.
> They may look a little *ugly*, especially with respect to URLs, but are
> still quite readable - a lot more readable than other plain text formats
> such as xml or html or json etc.

I have consult installed, and if I want to read the package summary
generated by C-h P, I half of the buffer is just Org configuration:

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
#+title: consult.el - Consulting completing-read
#+author: Daniel Mendler
#+language: en
#+export_file_name: consult.texi
#+texinfo_dir_category: Emacs misc features
#+texinfo_dir_title: Consult: (consult).
#+texinfo_dir_desc: Useful commands built on completing-read.

#+html: <a href="https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/";><img alt="GNU Emacs" 
#+html: <a href="http://elpa.gnu.org/packages/consult.html";><img alt="GNU ELPA" 
#+html: <a href="http://elpa.gnu.org/devel/consult.html";><img alt="GNU-devel 
ELPA" src="https://elpa.gnu.org/devel/consult.svg"/></a>
#+html: <a href="https://melpa.org/#/consult";><img alt="MELPA" 
#+html: <a href="https://stable.melpa.org/#/consult";><img alt="MELPA Stable" 

* Introduction
:description: Why Consult?
#+cindex: introduction
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

While plain text, it is not what I am interested in at this point.

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