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OSSP sugar

OSSP sugar is a markup language and corresponding processing tool for writing technical documentation that uses a mostly invisible markup language (so-called "syntactic sugar" in compiler construction folk terminology). The idea behind it is that markup looks mostly like the textual output; i.e., the OSSP sugar source can be treated as its textual output format ("ASCII WYSIWYG"). Additionally, the OSSP sugar markup language is considered intuitive enough to be recognized and remembered easily, so writing technical documentation is mainly just a matter of performing a "brain dump". OSSP sugar provides only a few markup concepts, but those are stretched to their maximum. The syntactic principle is "keep it simple, stupid" (KISS), but it's still powerful enough to allow one to produce high-quality technical documentation.

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