[Wikipedia-l] Re: Extension syntax vote begins

Arvind Narayanan arvindn at meenakshi.cs.iitm.ernet.in
Tue Apr 6 17:22:32 UTC 2004

On Tue, Apr 06, 2004 at 10:51:12AM +0100, Timwi wrote:
> The vote therefore has a systemic bias towards the programmers, but they 
> are not the intended audience. Also, most of the programmers 
> (apparently) vote on what they prefer (as opposed to what they think 
> unsavvy people might prefer).
> There is no other way I can imagine that people seriously prefer 
> <math>x^2</math> over simple-and-quick [!x^2!] or [$x^2$] or whatever. 
I think its just the opposite. Only perl programmers would prefer so
many special characters rather than words to delimit things.

Most people are familiar with html these days, so "unsavvy" people
won't be frightened by <math></math>

> Except for <rend type="math">, *all* proposed syntaxes are better than 
> <math>.

Its all GNU to me

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