On Friday, 2 February 2018 at 20:15:11 UTC, H. S. Teoh wrote:
This is the kind of thing you should be promoting to Andrei to convince him that dpldocs is better. ;-)
I've laid out my arguments several times, including this point. Actually, $(REF) was introduced after I made the argument, so it is a slight win, though ddoc, over the last two years, has barely caught up to what I was able to accomplish independently in two weeks.