[Doc-SIG] formalizing StructuredText

Edward Welbourne Edward Welbourne <eddy@chaos.org.uk>
Sat, 24 Mar 2001 16:31:45 +0000 (GMT)

>    I still don't see why x*y>z *has* to go in literals,
> Now, we have a bold "y>z ", and a mysterious '*' after has! Clearly

I don't see why.  The * doesn't have a magic meaning *unless* it appears
at a word boundary with space or punctuator the other side of it.  So
the * in x*y>z isn't magic.  Is it ?

Likewise, x * y > z (which is what I'm far more likely to type) and, if
the author *does* go typing x *y > z they've only themselves to blame,
and the means to fix it is easy.