[Haskell-cafe] Haddock changes pushed upstream

Mateusz Kowalczyk fuuzetsu at fuuzetsu.co.uk
Mon Jan 27 05:31:37 UTC 2014

On 27/01/14 05:24, Evan Laforge wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 26, 2014 at 9:10 PM, Mateusz Kowalczyk
> <fuuzetsu at fuuzetsu.co.uk> wrote:
>> You're free to not use it. A lot of people wanted bold (including
>> myself). It looks different, it's a different kind of emphasis, why
>> not include it? I don't understand your point of view on this. Are you
>> not against different kinds of lists? I mean, all of them enumerate
>> things so why bother with 3 different kinds, right?
> Well, every bit of markup added is permanent, and it's one more thing
> to remember to escape.  Redundant kinds of lists aren't so bad because
> they're not taking up a whole character, but yes if it were just me I
> would only have one kind of list.  Anyway, I missed that it's double
> underscore, not *s.  In that case, it won't be a burden so I'm not
> worried.  Concern withdrawn!

Oh, great. You actually reminded me the real reason why ‘*’ is not
bold: we already use ‘*’ for unordered lists and it'd be impossible to
tell which one you want at the beginning of a paragraph.

Mateusz K.

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