Draft PEP on RSON configuration file format

Steven D'Aprano steve at REMOVE-THIS-cybersource.com.au
Fri Mar 5 09:05:16 CET 2010

On Fri, 05 Mar 2010 18:36:06 +1300, Gregory Ewing wrote:

> Paul Rubin wrote:
>> ReST was another solution in search of a problem.
> I think the basic idea behind ReST is quite good, i.e. understanding as
> markup various typographical conventions that make sense in plain text,
> such as underlined headings, bullets, numbered paragraphs.
> Unfortunately it went overboard with a slew of cryptic codes for
> footnotes, hyperlinks, etc. that nobody would naturally think to use in
> a plain text document.

I use footnotes all the time[1] in plain text documents and emails. I 
don't think there's anything bizarre about it at all.

[1] When I say "all the time", I actually mean occasionally.


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