what i mean is it's relatively common for me to break open software and modify it in some way - to add a feature i need. I'm not stuck with the off-the-shelf configuration. An example could be baobab which I have a patch that lets it show file sizes.
Oh yeah, that was a slip. I've clearly spent more time posting links on Lobsters than HN recently. Yeah, Markdown or a HTML subset would be nice. Embedding the links is an advantage Lobsters has over HN since it reduces clutter.
My `tangle` currently inserts `#line` directives, which helps with error messages. But inserting them into the git history is noisy. Another reason to create the repo from scratch on demand, using it only for browsing convenience, not as a source of truth.