[eeps] New EEP draft: -discontiguous declaration

Raimo Niskanen <>
Wed Jun 1 10:01:23 CEST 2011


On Wed, Jun 01, 2011 at 08:26:51AM +0900, Geoffrey Biggs wrote:
> On 31/05/11 18:10, Raimo Niskanen wrote:
> > On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 10:48:09AM +1200, Richard O'Keefe wrote:
> >>
> >> On 30/05/2011, at 9:49 PM, Raimo Niskanen wrote:
> >>
> >>> On Mon, May 30, 2011 at 01:55:11PM +1200, Richard O'Keefe wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>> On 28/05/2011, at 2:00 AM, Raimo Niskanen wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>> I'm sorry, we have changed EEP format into Markdown.
> >>>>> See EEP 33: http://www.erlang.org/eeps/eep-0033.html
> >>>>>
> >>>>> I am not sure if this has been communicated properly,
> >>>>
> >>>> I wasn't aware of this at all, and am rather upset about
> >>>> it.  Why should I have to learn a new markup language?
> >>>> What the X is Markdown, anyway?
> >>>
> >>> It is a markup language in roughly the same spirit as the
> >>> previous (Python's reStructuredText) of what you see is what
> >>> you get. This one is more like plaintext mail.
> 
> Being a small-time fan of reStructuredText but knowing nothing about
> Markdown, could you explain what made you decide to change? Is
> reStructuredText no longer maintained? Were the tools not suitable?

The tools were awkward to install and no-one wanted to maintain them.
You needed Docutils of some specific version (maybe it was 0.4) because
there was a plugin for parsing "plaintext" that did not work on later
versions. Because of that you needed Python of a specific version.

I fixed some bugs but am not very fluent in Python, the innerworks
of Docutils were the hard part. Still there were remainging bugs
in the generation that nobody cared to / could fix.

> 
> Geoff
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