Re: [Boost-docs] HTML to PDF translations?

Subject: Re: [Boost-docs] HTML to PDF translations?
From: John Maddock (john_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-02-12 09:50:20

>>> I think we need to make it easier to get the toolchain working (figuring
>>> out
>>> why it doesn't is the major hassle), and provide a template and testing
>>> pack
>>> to get new documenters started.
>> Don't forget a WYSIWYG editor:-)

I think a WYSIWYG editor is rather missing the point - DocBook is not based
around how things *look*, but around how they are *structured*. It's an
important conceptual difference IMO.

> I'd be happy with an emacs editing mode. Getting colorization and other
> dynamic feedback about the status of your markup is extremely valuable,
> even if it isn't strictly WYSIWYG. For example, when I'm editing
> ReStructuredText in emacs, it still shows me the markup I'm entering,
> but the text responds as I enter it. Italicized sections italicize,
> headings highlight, etc. That's enough to make editing a lot faster.

Nod, have you seen, I
haven't personally tried any of these, but they look to do most of what you

Personally I find emacs utterly incomprehensible so I'm not going to offer
to write you a syntax highlighter, but if any emacs experts would like to
chip here, I'd be more than happy to assist with the quickbook side of


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