April 2005

Markdown + Make versus Microsoft Word

I have written a short note about using make and sed with Markdown to maintain a collection of HTML documents. Programmers are forever writing documentation (proposals, specifications, technical notes, and so on), and the latest stage in my quest to make writing prose as frictionless as possible I have started using Markdown to do this. Before that I wrote in HTML with some XML mixed in to better handle sectioning; before that I used Microsoft Word. Read more