David E. Wheeler
david at kineticode.com
Thu Feb 26 12:40:36 EST 2009
On Feb 26, 2009, at 5:00 AM, Bowerbird at aol.com wrote:
> i hope you will agree with _my_ obvious counter:
> monospaced fonts aren't the only way to do that.
> indeed, they aren't even the most _common_ way.
> (that distinction still goes to the old-fashioned tab,
> by which i mean computation of the point to write.)
No, but it's the expectation with Markdown that you'll use a
> in reference to the actual topic of the actual thread,
> if anyone were to write a markdown authoring-tool
> -- my favorite is still "showdown", it's very cool --
> you'll discover that it's fairly easy to support tables.
> (even ones that are relatively complex, layout-wise;
> for instance, determining defaults for alignment is
> very simple, and they almost always work correctly.)
> you just discern the columns, size them appropriately,
> determine cell alignment, and write text at proper spot.
> so the regular emergence of this thread, reminiscent of
> punxsatawney phil the groundhog, is really unnecessary.
I agree that the formatting of a table should be implicit as much as
> but i don't care. use monospace all day. just don't tell steve,
> might interfere with his recovery, and we all need him back soon.
If Steve wrote markdown, or wrote code, he's use a monospaced font,
because it's the right tool for the job.
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