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## [REBOL] Re: Make-Doc Formatter replaces Make-Spec

### From: robert:muench:robertmuench at: 26-May-2001 11:18


> -----Original Message-----
> From: [rebol-bounce--rebol--com] [mailto:[rebol-bounce--rebol--com]]On Behalf Of
> Carl Sassenrath
> Sent: Saturday, May 26, 2001 1:48 AM
> To: [rebol-list--rebol--com]
> Subject: [REBOL] Re: Make-Doc Formatter replaces Make-Spec

Hi, first I would like to see that some of the ideas from the eText / WebDialect
projects are going to be included into Make-Doc. IMO a single Make-Doc approach,
which is used by RT and the community makes sense. Fragmentation of solutions
isn't our best friend here...

> >This:
> >         \in
> >     and:
> >         /in
> >     seems intrusive, for signalling indents. I prefer to use tabs for this
> >purpose.
>
> Tabs indicate code sections. E.g.:
>
>          This is a section of code.

What I don't like with the current approach is, that I can't visually structure
my text, as indents have a semantic use. How about something like:

->
This text is indent.
<-

-code-
This is a seciton of code.
-code-

With this I can indent my text as I want, and tell the generator what I want.

> Make-Doc is a simple solution to allow us to create
> documents quickly.

That's why it's very handy. IMO there isn't a lot of formatting needed for most
documents, so we are mostly 80% done, to have a general purpose eText solution.

Andrew, maybe we can extend Make-Doc to Make-Doc/Pro and add some stuff from the
eText project? Robert