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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: documentation as info

From: Zack Brown
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: documentation as info
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2003 13:58:23 -0700
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On Tue, Sep 16, 2003 at 10:32:26PM +0200, Florian Weimer wrote:
> Miles Bader <address@hidden> writes:
> > On Tue, Sep 16, 2003 at 10:01:59AM -0700, Zack Brown wrote:
> >> Why not use DocBook instead? It's far more flexible.
> >
> > (1) It's butt-ugly, like all sgml derivatives. [...]
> > (2) It's heavily promoted by Eric Raymond; that alone should give you 
> > pause...
> I'm more concerned by the complexity of the toolchain.  Texinfo is
> much simpler (if you take TeX for granted, but even this isn't needed
> for contributors 8-).

TeX is great and I used it for years, but it's not flexible. You can't
perform easy transformations on it. That makes it less good as a choice,
because it can't be scriptually modified easily later or converted into
other source-based formats.

Be well,

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