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Re: Org mode and Emacs (was: Convert README.org to plain text README whi

From: Akib Azmain Turja
Subject: Re: Org mode and Emacs (was: Convert README.org to plain text README while installing package)
Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2022 01:32:33 +0600

Richard Stallman <rms@gnu.org> writes:

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> If we are going to redesign Org mode syntax,
> can we please add room for extensibility
> so that an extension of Org mode syntax
> could have all the features of Texinfo?

AFAIK, no, Org syntax is not being changed.  It seems like Org syntax is
already much extensible.

> If the new syntax can express all the distinctions that Texinfo
> can already express, that would make it possible to switch to it
> for our documentation sources.
> This needs to include conversion into some variant of TeX syntax so
> that we can generate high-quality printed manuals through TeX.

Converting all Texinfo to Org would require significant effort, which I
think should be spend on new packages or existing packages like GCC,
Guix, Emacs (and perhaps Hurd to complete the GNU system, LOL).

Also switching to Org would probably make vi (no, I'm don't use it)
users angry.  (No flamewar please.)

I think we should better make texinfo-mode better.

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Akib Azmain Turja

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