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[Gnu-arch-users] Re: Question about bug 8206

From: Miles Bader
Subject: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: Question about bug 8206
Date: Mon, 02 Oct 2006 10:53:14 +0900

Thomas Lord <address@hidden> writes:
> (3) It's nice if the doc sources are reasonably attractive as plain
> text.  And then derive all the formats you like from that.  Which
> would suggest I should be a bigger docbook fan than I actually am but
> I'm not (as a source text form), so there.

Eh, how does that follow?  Docbook sources are horribly ugly -- they're
_so_ verbose that it's often quite a chore to even find the underlying
text for all the layers of (verbose) tagging.  I've never written a
document in docbook, but for the same reason it looks like pure drudgery
to write if you're not using rather heavy editor magic.

I would never consider docbook an acceptable source form as long as
people expect to able to reasonably edit the sources as raw text.

If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten.  [George Carlin]

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