POD vs. reST for standalone writing?

David Abrahams dave at boost-consulting.com
Wed Apr 30 03:58:26 CEST 2003

David Abrahams <dave at boost-consulting.com> writes:

> ReST rocks.  I'm using it to write a book, and think that it comes
> out very readably and is miles easier to write than any tweaky **ML
> or TeX.
> An example of something recent (not from the book):
> http://www.boost-consulting.com/writing/new-iter-concepts.html

For balance:

The biggest problem with ReST at the moment, I think, is that the only
output formats (that I care about) receiving any attention are HTML
and TeX, which means that other formats like PDF end up getting
generated from TeX via other tools.  The TeX generation is pretty
decent, but not really professional since it'ss really misusing TeX as
page layup format (c.f. PDF) instead of letting TeX do the formatting.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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