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Re: [Emacs-orgmode] Re: [David O'Toole] Fwd: Re: org-publish future ?

From: Bastien
Subject: Re: [Emacs-orgmode] Re: [David O'Toole] Fwd: Re: org-publish future ?
Date: Sat, 10 Jun 2006 13:24:27 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110006 (No Gnus v0.6) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Michael Olson <address@hidden> writes:

> Carsten Dominik <address@hidden> writes:
>> Yes, this is certainly true.  ascii-to-xxx converters can certainly
>> help you to write your first LaTeX document.  However, they don't
>> encourage to grow into that language at all, so to some extend they
>> are a dead end.
> I disagree.  It would give people an excellent foundation that they
> can build upon, since they can examine the output from that publishing
> routine to learn LaTeX.  When they come across limitations of the
> current LaTeX publishing implementation, they will search for
> supplemental information.
> Don't get me wrong: I'm not proposing that anyone actually implement
> this for Org, I'm just defending the hypothetical existence of such a
> publisher.

I also think ascii-to-xxx converter can be useful as long as they stay
as simple as ascii and provided they don't require anything new to
learn.  Otherwise there is no point in learning a new ascii syntax
instead of directly learning LaTeX.



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