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Where we stand
- To: "David A. Moon" <Moon@SCRC-STONY-BROOK.ARPA>
- Subject: Where we stand
- From: "Scott E. Fahlman" <Fahlman@C.CS.CMU.EDU>
- Date: Tue, 27 May 1986 15:44 EDT
- Cc: cl-steering@SU-AI.ARPA
- In-reply-to: Msg of 27 May 1986 15:22-EDT from David A. Moon <Moon at SCRC-STONY-BROOK.ARPA>
- Sender: FAHLMAN@C.CS.CMU.EDU
I take it you decided to ignore my contention that the only viable format
for working documents is straight text with no formatting commands obscuring it?
No, but I decided to disagree with it. As I said at the time in mail I
hope you got, I think that having a way of quickly whipping up a
decent-looking document with an index, visible section headings, and
some way of getting at distinctive fonts for emphasis and for code
examples will be valuable during the development process. I don't think
that a lot of effort should go into making the document beautiful at
this point, but I want it to be reasonably functional and not just
80-column uglitext for reading on terminals.
If the others feel as you do, I'd be willing to discuss this, but I got
the impression that you were the only one who held this view. The one
who does the work of assembling the new document gets a slightly bigger
vote, I think.