[Rd] NEWS.md support on CRAN
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Thu Jun 4 19:18:15 CEST 2015
Agreed, and "There's nothing stopping you reading and parsing a NEWS.md in
your head trivially." was very poorly phrased on my part. Just because I
can filter this out doesn't mean it is easy for others to do so.
Clearly anything with markup, even as light as markdown can be, is not as
simple as plain text.
On 4 June 2015 at 11:09, Prof Brian Ripley <ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk> wrote:
> On 04/06/2015 17:00, Gavin Simpson wrote:
>> 1. Markdown was designed to be as readable as possible in plain text
>> (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
Gavin Simpson, PhD
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