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Date:   Tue, 05 Dec 2017 23:35:10 -0800
From:   Joe Perches <>
To:     Markus Heiser <>,
        "Tobin C. Harding" <>
Cc:     Jonathan Corbet <>,
        Randy Dunlap <>,
        Andrew Murray <>,
        Linux Doc Mailing List <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] doc: convert printk-formats.txt to rst

On Wed, 2017-12-06 at 08:11 +0100, Markus Heiser wrote:
> > Am 06.12.2017 um 02:45 schrieb Tobin C. Harding <>:
> > Documentation/printk-formats.txt is a candidate for conversion to
> > ReStructuredText format. Some effort has already been made to do this
> > conversion even thought the suffix is currently .txt
> just a question .. might it be better we stay with ASCII table
> in cases like this. I guess this table won't changed often.
> The flat-table directive is good for big and therefore frequently 
> changed tables where a small precise diff reduce the patch.
> But flat-table is also hard to read in plain text. Its a balancing
> and thats my opinion, lets hear what other say ...

I think the proposed conversion is unreadable
and the original table quite clear.

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