Re: [PATCH 10/57] docs: device-mapper: convert it to ReST format

From: Jonathan Corbet
Date: Tue Apr 16 2019 - 13:27:29 EST

On Tue, 16 Apr 2019 11:48:59 -0400
Mike Snitzer <snitzer@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Think the last piece I'm missing is: how does one edit a .rst document
> without having to know to sprinkle syntactic sugar around? Does emacs
> have a ReST mode? If not what client interface are people using to
> properly change these documents?

There is an RST mode for Emacs, yes. But you likely don't really need
it. RST is a simple format and, in general, we try to keep the markup to
a minimum so that the plain-text files remain as readable as possible.
Most of our documents are 99% RST before anybody gets around to formally
converting them.

> (apologies if this is all spelled out nicely in Documentation/
> somewhere, but please help this man learn to fish).

Basics in Documentation/doc-guide (or There's
also some history and overview in: