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I did consider LaTex and some others. My personal itch really is, creating PDF or RTF files on the Mac (for documentation) is a breeze but neither of these formats are very well embraced by the multi-os community (= Linux users, mainly :)

So, in order to do HTML output, I created Lumikki. I don't want to do daily work on (too) many syntaxes, so having Lua + HTML was a relief for me. This is the same approach I've taken with Hamster (Lua + make).

Now that I have used Lumikki (as a user) for some weeks, I really think the HTML/Lua merger is a Good Choice. There's many things you can fine tune in HTML, and there Lumikki stands not on your way. Let's say, you can yourself decide where the borderline between the two goes.

<@TAG ...> syntax is used because of syntax highlighting.


ps. I used to use CityDesk for websites, but they indicated it's not going to come out on OS X. That was one more reason to do Lumikki; during time it will grow to match CityDesk's features, and surpass them. Because of Open Source, it can. :)

13.10.2004 kello 10:26, <> kirjoitti:

1. Lumikki seems to be an interesting project, but have you analysed any other software with similar goals? There is an AFT (Almost Free Text) which is like Lumikki but uses a more clean (IMHO) syntax (no HTML tags at all). Zope project has "Structured Text" subsystem for same purpose. And Wiki markup language... Not sure, but sometimes it is better not to invent bycicle ;).

2. Why "<@TAG params>"? Ok, it's like HTML but also tedious - "<" and ">" are entered with shift... IMHO "[TAG params]" is better because no shift needed and difference from HTML makes source more readable. Well, there could be even better ways:
what about just "TAG{params}" (shift again, but so familiar... :))?

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Asko Kauppi
Sent: Tuesday, October 12, 2004 4:27 AM
To: Lua list
Subject: websites made simple - with Lua

Welcoming all you COBOL users ;D to my new Lumikki-crafter website.

Do press the links; the main page is a tribute against fancy throw-ins.


12.10.2004 kello 00:44, Ben Sunshine-Hill kirjoitti:

 Nahh... we all switched over to COBOL.

On Tue, 12 Oct 2004 00:01:37 +0300, Asko Kauppi <>

is the list up, still?   :)