[Doc-SIG] Some random thoughts
Sun, 5 Mar 2000 13:05:13 -0800
StructuredText has a couple of problems which we already discussed here. I
agree with all of your comments about it, and I think there were a couple of
other ones -- please check the archives for the details.
> * Forcing anything between ' ' into <Code> seems particularly
> clumsy; * has
> a good history of being an emphasis effect and ** is a cunning
> extension to that, but ' ' seems unnatural
> (Incidentally the implementation looks like <Code>something</Code> is
> valid but the spec mentions nothing)
emphasis and <code> markup are different things. FWIW, I still don't think
we have a great solution for that one.
> Unsurprisingly, I also have some thoughts about how to construct
> the "right" tool for the job, but I think this little lot is enough for
one post, so
> comments etc are welcome.
A few other points:
1) Does your version allow knowledge of the line numbers? error-capturing
is important, and StructuredText.py doesn't keep that.
2) The Zope folks will likely keep their own version as a separate fork
until and unless your or anyone else's version does the same thing at least
as fast -- they care about speed in Zope.
[I haven't had a chance to look at the code but will do ASAP]