[Rd] NEWS.md support on CRAN

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Jun 4 19:09:23 CEST 2015

On 04/06/2015 17:00, Gavin Simpson wrote:
> 1. Markdown was designed to be as readable as possible in plain text format
> (i.e. the sources, not the rendered file). There's nothing stopping you
> reading and parsing a NEWS.md in your head trivially.

That claim is made frequently, but it is not my experience.  That you 
can filter out markup in your head does not mean others can -- it is 
very distracting to some visually impaired people (including when using 
a text-to-speech reader).

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Emeritus Professor of Applied Statistics, University of Oxford
1 South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3TG, UK

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