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Sean Allred
@vermiculus
@josephwright I'm still researching, but I bet you that it won't come in as a smiley if you use IRC
johannesbottcher
@johannesbottcher
@vermiculus Drawback of this chat: We cannot reply to a specific message. And a chat gives the discussion something very dynamic, a firing of comments instead of a thoughtful message :- (
Joseph Wright
@josephwright
OK, next thing that worries me: I note in the help that they have 'built-in' MathJax rather than (sensibly) leaving it to an extension as one sees in the SE chat
Sean Allred
@vermiculus
$test$
@johannesbottcher That's something I think gitter can avoid since it allows much longer messages (as you saw in the main chat).
Joseph Wright
@josephwright
@vermiculus The help says two $ Sean Allred @vermiculus Oh bugger… my internet is freaking out. (This has been a problem as of late) @josephwright I'm not sure where you're seeing that? @josephwright I'm not sure where you're seeing that? Just shows up as $test$ for me $\int f(x)\, dx$ Nifty, but @josephwright I don't think there will be much reason to use TeX code in here Though the concern stands for any potential for the l3 team Joseph Wright @josephwright @vermiculus Probably not, but I like to know what I can turn on and off Sean Allred @vermiculus (Which I'd honestly be surprised to see$\$ at any rate)
Joseph Wright
@josephwright
@vermiculus Still think chat is not a good way to discuss serious issues: this is fine for a quick thing but proper discussion needs consideration
That's not a technical thing
Sean Allred
@vermiculus
@josephwright Which is why there are linked issues, like #3
sigh let me confer with the devs here
Joseph Wright
@josephwright
@vermiculus Don't follow: I get #3 as some kind of link but it points to https://github.com//issues/3 which is 'not found'
Sean Allred
@vermiculus
@josephwright Yep, I'm posting an issue for that on github
That's a pretty glaring error
It works in the main room though, and will work here soon
This is an easy fix (I don't have access to the code, but channels know which repositories they belong to already – someone just forgot to put the repo name in there)
Sean Allred
@vermiculus
@josephwright gitterHQ/gitter#164
johannesbottcher
@johannesbottcher
Sean Allred
@vermiculus
Oooh gitterHQ/gitter#741
I have to say I disagree with her on that point, but that's certainly influenced by my opinion of mailing lists in general.
Joseph Wright
@josephwright
@vermiculus I guess one thing to bear in mind is that mailing lists have been around a long_ time and do work (archival, offline working, threading, take 'off list' when required, cross-post, _etc.). People with experience look at some of the 'new cool stuff' and think 'yes but ...'
Hmm, why does it not like my italic there
Sean Allred
@vermiculus
This is pretty embarrassing, haha – never had these types of issues with vermiculus/sx.el
@josephwright Can you double-check your markdown? I'll post an issue if you say it's correct.
this is_ a _test
Joseph Wright
@josephwright
I guess one thing to bear in mind is that mailing lists have been around a _long_ time and do work (archival, offline working, threading, take 'off list' when required, cross-post, _etc._). People with experience look at some of the 'new cool stuff' and think 'yes but ...'
Sean Allred
@vermiculus
@josephwright gitterHQ/gitter#767
@josephwright I can appreciate the 'yes, but…' (I've had to say that myself), but I don't see any qualities of a mailing list that don't map to a GitHub-based workflow
Joseph Wright
@josephwright
Ah, finally the code markup is partly behaving
Sean Allred
@vermiculus
@josephwright You'll note that SE chat does the same thing
Four-space indentation doesn't break lines
johannesbottcher
@johannesbottcher
I currently have five different chat tabs open. And to be honest, i get confused.
Joseph Wright
@josephwright
@vermiculus No, I meant that when I used three backquotes for the input it did some weird colouration
Sean Allred
@vermiculus
@johannesbottcher I feel you
@josephwright Ah, well that's just syntax highlighting :) My guess would be something like this:
Some plain text that has no syntax highlighting
text
Some plain text that has no syntax highlighting

Joseph Wright
@josephwright
Yes: it looks horrible!
Sean Allred
@vermiculus
I'm not sure I follow – you can remove the syntax highlighting
Though there's a good argument to be made that you should have to add the syntax highlighting
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Joseph Wright
@josephwright
@vermiculus I meant the background: inline code a reasonable grey colour, block code a clashing white-on-black
Sean Allred
@vermiculus
@josephwright Oh