[Rd] NEWS.md support on CRAN

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Thu Jun 4 19:16:28 CEST 2015

On 04/06/2015 1:09 PM, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> 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).
I agree.  I think we shouldn't be displaying raw Markdown, except 
possibly as a temporary measure, while we get the parsing and rendering 
in place.

Duncan Murdoch

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