5 - About aa_macro

5.1 - aa_macro Basics

aa_macro is a text macro system. I wrote it specifically with applications like wtfm in mind. aa_macro is what gives a Jedi his power. It's an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us... no, wait. That's something else. However, aa_macro does underlie the power of this documentation system. This fully operational documentation system.

5.2 - aa_macro Documentation

In using wtfm, what you're going to need the most is the aa_macro User's Guide, and specifically those sections of the document that describe the built-ins, variables, and the styles. You don't need to concern yourself with the initial sections that describe how to deploy aa_macro in an application to use wtfm; I've already done that for you.

5.3 - Markdown. On Clearance, Even.

You might have (eventually) noticed that the original version of aa_macro User's Guide was written using Markdown, as are many of the documents in the aa_macro repo. Markdown is many things, many good things in fact, but one thing it is not, is powerful. And therein, my friends, lies the rub. Documentation-wise, I have many things to say, and many ways I want to say it, and Markdown just doesn't do what I need it to do. Not even GitHub's slightly enhanced version comes close. So. Here we are. aa_macro and this documentation system put together all the power I wanted in one convenient place.

5.4 - Grindstone, nose to.

So the thing is, in order to really get the most out of wtfm, you're going to have to dig into the aa_macro User's Guide. If you find the documentation lacking, I am quite willing to work on it; it's working well for me, but clearly, if I don't understand what I'm doing... well, you know. It doesn't mean it's written adequately for anyone else.

The same goes for wtfm, of course. If there's anything you want clarified in the documentation, or something I missed discussing entirely, by all means let me know and I will make a sincere effort to address it.

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