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From: Nicolas Goaziou <n.goaziou@gmail.com>
To: Luis Anaya <papoanaya@hotmail.com>
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Org mode export to Groff MM. Feature Freeze
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2012 12:20:38 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87a9yy664p.fsf@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <BLU0-SMTP100CABE8EC818ADF2258CC0B7DB0@phx.gbl> (Luis Anaya's message of "Mon, 16 Jul 2012 22:50:32 -0400")


Luis Anaya <papoanaya@hotmail.com> writes:

> It might be easier to implement a typesetter for MAN pages in muse mode 
> because it has a simpler rendering framework.  It may also be a more
> appropriate platform considering that MAN pages do not have a lot of
> formatting requirements, when they are compared to a document 
> with multiple levels, lists, equations and graphics which is what you
> find in papers, letters or memorandum.

An advantage of the new export engine is that a back-end can be as
simple as you want it to be.  Sure, e-latex, e-odt, ... try to be as
comprehensive as possible with regards to Org syntax, but it doesn't
mean that every back-end has to handle every syntactic element.

One can imagine specialized back-ends only rendering a limited set of
Org features. As long as the set is explicitly documented in the
back-end, there's nothing wrong with that.

Note that I do not comment the comparison with Muse mode rendering
framework, which I do not know.


Nicolas Goaziou

  reply	other threads:[~2012-07-17 10:23 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 23+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <mailman.99.1342454425.6558.emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
2012-07-16 16:38 ` Org mode export to Groff MM. Feature Freeze Luis Anaya
2012-07-16 17:06   ` Bastien
2012-07-16 17:20     ` Nicolas Goaziou
2012-07-16 18:35       ` Luis Anaya
2012-07-16 20:36         ` Nicolas Goaziou
2012-07-16 21:22           ` Luis Anaya
2012-07-17  1:35           ` Luis Anaya
2012-07-17  7:50             ` Nicolas Goaziou
2012-07-17  8:53               ` Luis Anaya
     [not found]     ` <BLU0-SMTP243814C6971CC983CEECAFBB7D40@phx.gbl>
2012-07-16 17:42       ` FW: " Luis Anaya
2012-07-16 20:18         ` Bastien
2012-07-17  1:56   ` Avdi Grimm
2012-07-17  2:50     ` Luis Anaya
2012-07-17 10:20       ` Nicolas Goaziou [this message]
2012-07-17 14:06         ` Luis Anaya
2012-07-17 18:08         ` Luis Anaya
2012-07-18  0:04         ` Luis Anaya
2012-07-18  1:23           ` Suvayu Ali
2012-07-19 15:33           ` Nicolas Goaziou
2012-07-19 19:09             ` Luis Anaya
2012-07-20  0:07             ` Luis Anaya
2012-07-20  1:46             ` Luis Anaya
2012-07-17  2:53     ` Luis Anaya

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