On 31 May 2010 23:37, Steve VanSlyck <s.vanslyck(a)spamcop.net> wrote:
> (b) doesn't cope very well with the weirdest
stuff done on English
> Wikipedia, where wikitext is tortured horribly to squeeze out every
> possible emergent side-effect for editor's use.
en:wp not only uses ridiculous contortions of wikitext routinely, it
seems to iteratively explore the furthest reaches of stuff that the
parser just *happens* to do then turn them into normal parts of
editing. That's why new editors hit "edit" on en:wp, are confronted
with what may as well be an uneditable binary and run away never to
hit "edit" again [*].
[*] possibly a slight exaggeration