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Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2018 09:05:18 -0600
From: Jonathan Corbet <>
To: Peter Zijlstra <>
Cc: Igor Stoppa <>, Mimi Zohar
 <>, Kees Cook <>, Matthew
 Wilcox <>, Dave Chinner <>, James
 Morris <>, Michal Hocko <>,,,,, Dave Hansen
 <>, Laura Abbott <>, Randy
 Dunlap <>, Mike Rapoport <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 10/17] prmem: documentation

On Fri, 26 Oct 2018 11:26:09 +0200
Peter Zijlstra <> wrote:

> Jon,
> So the below document is a prime example for why I think RST sucks. As a
> text document readability is greatly diminished by all the markup
> nonsense.

Please don't confused RST with the uses of it.  The fact that one can do
amusing things with the C preprocessor doesn't, on its own, make C
> This stuff should not become write-only content like html and other
> gunk. The actual text file is still the primary means of reading this.

I agree that the text file comes first, and I agree that the markup in
this particular document is excessive.

Igor, just like #ifdef's make code hard to read, going overboard with RST
markup makes text hard to read.  It's a common trap to fall into, because
it lets you make slick-looking web pages, but that is not our primary
goal here.  Many thanks for writing documentation for this feature, that
already puts you way ahead of a discouraging number of contributors.  But
could I ask you, please, to make a pass over it and reduce the markup to
a minimum?  Using lists as suggested by Markus would help here.



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