Le 09. 10. 16 à 21:31, Henri Menke a écrit :
I won't go ahead and implement it if I am the only one who would think
it is a good idea. That's why I asked for some feedback. It happens
sometimes that I could have an idea that looks great in my eyes, but
then seems a little less shiny after hearing some feedback. But since I
wasn't the first person to suggest such a thing, It seems to me that my
idea goes in the right direction, isn't it ? It doesn't mean that no
improvement is needed, and it still need to be implemented.
please don't be disappointed but you are not the first person to suggest such a
thing. You may now ask, why doesn't such a thing exist then? Well, the basic
answer is, go ahead and implement it.
Here I don't agree. People from PRAGMA are probably better at
developping ConTeXt than starting in parallel a new project like that,
but it doesn't mean that this idea is necessarly not worth considering.
I wasn't either suggesting that they should be the people who start
implementing the idea.
Most probably no one else will volunteer to do it and especially the people
from PRAGMA surely have better things to do. They merely develop and use
Yes I just saw that you are right about the documentation, they have
already made a huge work on that. I was maybe too quick about my
conclusion, I am sorry if I did offend those who have already make all
that work. I was actually doing a cover letter in ConTeXt and since I
wasn't able to find uptodate informations about some of the commands I
was a little frustrated. But yes the letter module is third party and I
just saw in the wiki that it is said to be still in developpment, so
interface changes are to be expected and not necessarly all documented.
Since I am new to ConTeXt, my views on ConTeXt documentation got biased.
But now I am pretty happy with the results I have with my document, so
most of the troubles are behind, I guess :-).
(...) and were so kind as to provide us a huge bunch of documentation already
On the other hand, some of the documentation still need to be updated.
Since ConTeXt is quick to evolue, having uptodate documentation would be
a huge task and I also understand that it may not be the most
interesting part for developpers ;-). My proposition was about to
mitigate that problem with making accessible examples with some advanced
search to quickly find relevant results.
Maybe someday ConTeXt will be more mature and have a more stable
interface, then it would be easier to have uptodate documentation. But
it is only the analysis of someone who is only starting to know ConTeXt,
so I won't assume to be totally correct.
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