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Date: 2001-05-14 (13:32)
From: Christian Lindig <lindig@e...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Documentation tools
> Suggestions and pointers to existing documentation systems are most
> welcome.

Lesser known markup languages:

    Perl's POD:  http://www.perldoc.com/perl5.6/pod/perlpod.html
    Can be translated to man, HTML, LaTeX, plain text.
    WikiWiki syntax: http://www.c2.com/cgi/wiki?TextFormattingRules
    Many Wiki implementations use more advanced markup but this is the
    Python's Structured Text: http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~edloper/pydoc/stminus-001.html
All three markup languages aim to use as feq special syntax as
possible.  Structured Text seems to be the most advanced using
indentation to denote structure.  This is in a sharp contrast to the
SGML/XML approach which is quite verbose at the source level.  LaTeX
seems to have found a middle ground.  Personally I'd prefer something
like Structured Text or LaTeX for OCaml.

-- Christian
Christian Lindig          Harvard University - DEAS
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