ianji at zenatode.org.uk
Fri Dec 10 17:12:45 EST 2004
On Fri, Dec 10, 2004 at 12:05:25PM -0500, John Gruber wrote:
> Ian Gregory <ianji at zenatode.org.uk> wrote on 12/10/04 at 12:59pm:
> > For the same sort of reason I thought it was a retrograde
> > step to allow "+" and "-" to be used for unordered lists in
> > addition to "*". It caused me a problem because I had some
> > hyphens in blocks of text that had ended up at the beginning
> > of a line when I had wrapped it, and they suddenly started
> > getting interpreted as list items.
> Again, this is because people have long written bullet item lists in
> plain text using these characters. For example, the text editor Vi
> has a special folding mode when you write list items using `-`. It's
> important to Vi users to be able to do this.
I use vi but have never used that feature. But I can see how
it is important for those that do.
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