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Re: RTF for emacs

From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: RTF for emacs
Date: Tue, 27 May 2014 05:03:28 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Robert Thorpe <> writes:

> There is one thing I disagree with you about though.
> You talk about there being simple documents where
> plain text is sufficient and complex documents.  I
> still think there's a third case, documents that are
> too complex for plain text but that aren't as big as
> books or dissertations.  I think that this type of
> document is much more important than you think it is.
> At least in my life I've had to write short documents
> much more often than long ones.

Not only programmers have a binary world-view. In the
Soviet Union, I heard there were only two trucks: one
big, and one small...

Writing those short documents doesn't seem pleasant at
all because you don't get the speed and workflow of
plain text, and you don't get the advanced features and
total control of LaTeX (and even if you did, it
wouldn't make sense to spend time on all the details
because you'd know the document would end up in the
cylinder archive pretty soon anyway, so why bother).

But if I had to do those short documents (and couldn't
use plain text) I would want something that still isn't
"compiled". I would want to see the changes instantly
as I make them, otherwise it would be complete torture
to produce any quantity of such documents. I don't know
if Org-mode does that, probably.

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