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[Note: I'm cross-posting to docutils-users, but please don't continue
discussion on that list; I've set Reply-To to hopefully make things
I've decided that for my own needs, what I'm going to do at PyCon is
sprint on a generalized framework for a binary writer. (Leading to a
refactoring of my old OOwriter and setting the stage for a MIFwriter for
The problem is that current reST writers aren't paramaterized for
handling named styles the way Word and Frame expect things, particularly
for those of us who need to emit documents that fit templates designed by
other people. In addition, there needs to be a system similar to the
way CSS works for outputting the actual style info into binary files.
I've also run into some weird problems related to my current project
(because my publisher wants, for example, to use three different tags
for a list: start, middle, and end). I don't think my hacks to deal
with that will likely make it back into reST unless other people think
Anyone else interested?
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"Do not taunt happy fun for loops. Do not change lists you are looping over."
--Remco Gerlich, comp.lang.python
From: David Goodger <goodger@py...> - 2004-02-24 02:22:09
> Anyone else interested?
I am, but I imagine I'll be flitting between groups trying to fill the
canyon-sized gaps in the internals documentation.
How about adding your writeup to the Docutils sprint wiki page?
-- David Goodger