Re: [Tools-discuss] [rfc-i] Proposed survey on I-D authoring tools

Randy Bush <randy@psg.com> Thu, 01 October 2020 23:14 UTC

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> However, the one sourcing tool that I really enjoyed (and really miss)
> is nroffedit, which had two sides on the display, one showing the raw
> nroff and the other showing WYSIWYG formatted text, and both windows
> were instantly and synchronously updated as you edited in either.

funny.  no desire.  well, maybe for complex tables or similar kink.

but when i am writing prose, i am focused on the wording, happy that
emacs sprinkles the <t> et alia, and i clean it up later.  it's
sufficiently hard to get clear and concise text, that i focus on it.

in the hope it makes rfced's life a micro easier, i do put in time later
to make pretty xml; probably much more than i should.  i doubt a wysiwyg
display would help.  the major issue in prettification is bracketing;
and emacs rulz.

randy