[Haskell] Making Haskell more open

Wolfgang Jeltsch wolfgang at jeltsch.net
Sun Nov 13 14:04:40 EST 2005

Am Sonntag, 13. November 2005 19:11 schrieben Sie:
> On Sun, 2005-11-13 at 18:18 +0100, Wolfgang Jeltsch wrote:
> [...]

> > The most important question is: Does txt2tags use logical markup?
> No, it is very layout driven.

So then I would strongly recommend to *not* use it.

> [...]

> If you think that logical markup is important, then I'd like to point
> out that DocBook gives you some structure, but you still put in some
> meaning on top of that, i.e. DocBook has extensive markup for specifying
> C function signatures, but you'd have to extend it to give you anything
> that goes beyond pure layout information for things like Haskell
> functions or code snippets.

That's true.  Well, being able to mark up parts of Haskell code like 
identifiers or type declarations is not too important to me at the moment.  
But I definitely think that one should be able to say: "This is emphasized 
text." or: "This is code." instead of being forced to say: "This should be 
typeset in italics." or: "This should be typeset in typewriter font on a 
separate paragraph with indentation."

> [...]

Best wishes,

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