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From: Matias Capeletto (matias.capeletto_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-06-23 11:26:42

On 6/23/07, Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Matias Capeletto wrote:
> >> Here some specific points:
> >>
> >> 1. Simplicity
> >> Some people argues that it's easier to type quickbook I might
> >> argue
> >> that it's actually opposite. Granted if you use vi XML editing is not
> >> fun. But myriads of modern XML editors simplify the process marginally.
> >> There several WYSWYG editors producing DocBook (and I don't need to enter
> >> markup at all!) and this trend is going to grow. In addition you get
> >> immediate format validation and presentation (using assigned stylesheets)
> >
> > I have use these tools and they are very good indeed. The same thing
> > happens to latex, the LyX project allows you to write almost WYSWYG
> > and it is a handy tool to know but if you asked around, almost
> > everybody will tell you that they prefer and are far more productive
> > writing directly in latex.
> Do you have any real data to support your claim? I trust that your
> friends prefer latex; but in my experience LyX comes as a clear winner.

No formal study, I just asked around.
Please have in mind that I really like LyX and other related tools.
But I really appreciate that it is just a front end for LaTeX and I
can grab that in a text editor on whatever platform I am and enjoy
editing it.

Also, compare the size of the docs source:

Boost.Bimap docs in docbook: 1.1 MB
Boost.Bimap docs in quickbook: 0.3 MB

It is a real difference.

> I'm not sure this point is important in your reasonable, but wanted
> to note that it's weak ;-)

Fair enough. As you said, It was not really important in my post anyway :)

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