Re: [Boost-docs] [quickbook] Processing names with more than one underscore ( _ )

Subject: Re: [Boost-docs] [quickbook] Processing names with more than one underscore ( _ )
From: Joel de Guzman (joel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-02-16 02:37:42

On 2/15/2011 1:30 PM, Eric Niebler wrote:

> IIRC, the original version of quickbook that I wrote (actually ported
> from Joel's quickdoc) didn't have the shortcut notation for bold,
> italics, underline, etc. Joel added it later as a convenience. I never
> particularly cared for it, for just the reasons Edward describes: it's
> not quickbook-ish, it doesn't nest cleanly, and it sometimes catches you
> unawares, forcing you to examine the output carefully to catch mistakes.
> I wouldn't be opposed to a switch that disabled it, or at least warned.
> (I'd like to rip it out, but we can't now.) Daniel, it wouldn't be
> creating a new dialect since one would be a proper subset of the other.

To be honest, I don't care for it now. It was added as a feature request
from this ( list way back to allow for more wiki style
stuff. It is one of the things I regret adding :-(

I'd definitely support a switch for disabling it.


Joel de Guzman

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