the_masysma_note_file_format(32) Language: English


The Ma_Sys.ma Note File Format

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name		the_masysma_note_file_format
section		32
description	The Ma_Sys.ma Note File Format
tags		format gone
encoding	utf8
compliance	public
lang		en
creation	2014/08/24 23:19:46
version		1.0.0.0
copyright	Copyright (c) 2014 Ma_Sys.ma.
		For further info send an e-mail to Ma_Sys.ma@web.de.

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Originally, the file extension `.ma` was used for a variety of different things
which resulted in the file type being marked as obsolete for being useless.

Still, a new use for the extension was created when the Ma_Sys.ma Note File
Format was defined: The note file format was the Ma_Sys.ma format for storing
textual information intended to be read by humans before it was superseded when
d5man/format(32) was invented. Some of the syntactical aspects of the Ma_Sys.ma
Note Format have been re-used for d5man.

The new use for the `.ma` extension was also the first time, an own vim(36)
syntax highlighter was created by the Ma_Sys.ma.

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Basically, a Ma_Sys.ma note file looked as follows

	========================================================
	 Header with the normal copyright data and program name
	--------------------------------------------------------
	 Additional creation data if available
	========================================================
	
	Section
	-------
	
	Text and lists etc.

Lists were formatted just like with D5Man, except the syntax was a lot less
strict and description lists were not properly recognized. All other syntactical
elements were undefined (as the format needed only to be read by humans).


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