Re: [dev] A language similar to Markdown that sucks less

From: Kurt H Maier <>
Date: Sun, 22 Aug 2010 13:08:40 -0400

This just looks like POD all over again.

Which is fine, as POD works well, but can someone explain to me why we
need sixty thousand metamarkup languages? You're never going to make
one that sucks less. Metamarkup is a sucky idea in the first place.
Markdown sucks because it only implements a subset of HTML, which also
sucks, and most of the markdown implementations out there are one-way
(ie, you can't recover the markdown source). TeX is great unless
you've got some kind of aversion to learning how to do what you want
to do. troff is the same way.

And then there's docbook. I tried to count the ways in which docbook
sucks, but I ran out of RAM.

# Kurt H Maier
Received on Sun Aug 22 2010 - 19:08:40 CEST

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