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

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Org mode and Emacs (was: Convert README.org to plain text README while installing package)
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2022 18:37:04 -0400

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  > So, now we have our manual written in Org mode and we never had reasons
  > to come back to texi.

I suspect that it doesn't fully follow the markup conventions
for GNU manuals.  That's because we designed Texinfo to have markup commands
to make all the proper semantic distinctions.  If the manual source
is written in a language which doesn't have the full gamut of markup
distinctions, there is no way to do the markup correctly.

It would be useful for someone who understands these conventions
to check the Org manual and see.

I don't think the slowness of processing nowadays is the crucial issue
here.  Computers are much faster now than in the 1990s.  It used
to take a long time for TeX to process the Emacs Lisp Reference Manual.
Now it is perhaps 10 times as fast.

Dr Richard Stallman (https://stallman.org)
Chief GNUisance of the GNU Project (https://gnu.org)
Founder, Free Software Foundation (https://fsf.org)
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