[Doc-SIG] Re: text markups

Harry George hgg9140@seanet.com
Mon, 31 Jan 2000 19:30:19 -0800

Here is some "pod" style encoding, with SDF extensions.  The translator
is written in python (this is test01 for that package).  It handles
tables, nested lists, table-of-contents and indexes, and links.  Output
is to HTML, Latex, and Docbook.  Would this be of interest?

=include default_cfg.pdx
title = test01
desc=hello, world
author = Harry George
author_email = hgg9140@seanet.com
owner = @author@
=end cfg
=include article_style.pdx

=def greeting = hello

=def expand_p = 0
Hello: @greeting@, world

=def expand_p = 1
Hello: @greeting@, world

Hello. B<hello>, C<hello>, I<hello>, U<hello>.

=for html <FONT COLOR="RED">
This should be red.
=for html <FONT COLOR="BLACK">
and this is back to black.

Here are some escaped chars:
E<lt>, E<gt>, E<amp>, E<quot>, E<lb>.

This is will be centered.

As will this (using a skipped line).
=end center
But not this.

This is will be centered.<BR>As will this (using a break).
=end center
But not this.

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> Today's Topics:
>   1. Re: Monty: A structured text syntax idea (Greg Ward)
> `
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> Subject: Re: [Doc-SIG] Monty: A structured text syntax idea
> Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2000 09:21:01 -0500
> From: Greg Ward <gward@cnri.reston.va.us>
> To: doc-sig@python.org
> References: <>
> On 29 January 2000, Sean Mc Grath said:
> > """
> > idea:
> >       para:
> >               I was editing some text in Python emacs mode the
> >               other day.
> >       para:
> >               I got to thinking how Python mandatory indentation
> >               emph:
> >                       removes
> >               much of the need for delimiters
> Auughh!!!  Shades of troff here.  (That's not a good thing.)  Newlines
> are a fine delimiter in a programming language, where the semantic
> chunks tend to be on the order of 20-60 characters, and we need all the
> help we can get to guide our eyes.  Natural language can have much
> smaller semantic chunks -- eg. emphasized words -- so artificially
> splitting lines so often is a waste of vertical real-estate.
> I think I'll wait for whatever Moshe proposes... (I just hope it uses
> something B<sensible> to emphasise text... >grin<)
>         Greg

Harry George