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From: David Goodger <goodger <at> python.org>
Subject: Re: Re: Formatting problem of lists in reST
Newsgroups: gmane.text.docutils.user
Date: Saturday 19th November 2005 21:06:07 UTC (over 11 years ago)
[Felix Wiemann]
> OK, the whitespace doubling is bad.  But we could say: "Lists that are
> not arabic and consist of only one item in a single line are treated as
> ordinary paragraphs."
>
> I thought we would need the double whitespace for cases where it's
> really needed to have such a degenerate list, but it's easier to use the
> existing syntax:
>
>     A.
>        This is a list.
>
> Provided that
> <http://docutils.sf.net/BUGS.html#list-items-with-an-empty-first-line>
> is fixed, though.

+1.  It's tricky to solve though, because it requires look-ahead (or
clean-up-after).

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David Goodger <http://python.net/~goodger>
 
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