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March 17, 2005 15:28
Re: [Fwd: Re: [RFC] A more extensible/flexible POD (ROUGH-DRAFT)]
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On Thu, 17 Mar 2005 16:16:00 -0700, gcomnz <> wrote:
Brent 'Dax' Royal-Gordon <> wrote:
 >By the way, I think I've seen a few people suggest some sort of
 >syntax-switching mechanism for "Pod6".  The day people have to think
 >about what dialect of Pod they're using is the day Pod dies as a
 >useful documentation language.
2. Competition will help, not hinder. I for one would very much like
 to see a more Wiki and less POD like syntax. But that's a matter of
 taste. I will say though that I've never heard of anyone suffering
 because of how wide or narrow the [ and ] characters are in Wiki
 markup ;-).  And MediaWiki's format is a beautiful example of a markup
 that has taken off and vastly simplified page creation and editing for
 over 100,000 editors at Wikipedia.
 3. A format like I<text>  or C<text> is just plain ugly and verbose. I
 can't imagine why anyone defends that as something too keep. In
 understand there's a lot of love/hate emotion when it comes to Wiki's,
 but if we step back and ignore for a moment what the alternatives are
 will we really still want to keep that ugly inline syntax? (No
 disrespect intended, POD clearly predates of lot of other ideas about
 simple markups.)

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