LUG: Talk Tomorrow: Docutils & reStructuredText (and a little bit about Sphinx)
jrosenth at mines.edu
Wed Feb 21 08:41:52 MST 2018
Since nobody asked to do a presentation, I decided to make my own...
Tomorrows presentation will be on reStructuredText: a markup language
that is made to be writable, readable, and extensible. This is a great
presentation for you if:
* You're tired of writing HTML by hand and want to write something
* You're annoyed at all of the times Markdown has shown to be
incompetent because you tried to put a table, footnote, or mathematics
in it, or you tried to extend the language to support that.
* You go on tangents in your writing, and want a markup language that
lets you denote tangential topics.
* You want a markup language that you can hack on without adding extra
syntax to the language.
* You want a good way to document code.
* You want a way to write Beamer presentations without your fingers
* You are a human being and hate the pain that other systems induce.
Still not convinced? I'll also be covering a bit about Sphinx, which is
a full-fledged documentation system. You've probably seen it before:
Sphinx is what is used for "ReadTheDocs" sites, the Python
documentation, as well as my CSCI-400 course website.
Okay, enough babbling Jack. When is the meeting?
:Date: Thursday, 2018-02-22
:Time: 6 PM
:Location: ALAMODE Linux Lab (BB 136)
What else comes free? A Linux Help Session will be held right before at
5 PM: you can bring your notebook (or heck, even your desktop or
a toaster) and we'll see what we can do to put Linux on it! This will be
in the same room.
Jack M. Rosenthal ( http://inside.mines.edu/~jrosenth
Graduate Student, Computer Science ) http://jack.rosenth.al
Don't call me professor. That's an insult to professors everywhere.
-- Josh Thomas (Operating Systems, Spring 2016)
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