Pain-free tables in emacs – who knew?

At Zope Corporation we write a LOT of content in reStructuredText.

From the reStructuredText site:

reStructuredText is an easy-to-read, what-you-see-is-what-you-get plaintext markup syntax and parser system. It is useful for in-line program documentation (such as Python docstrings), for quickly creating simple web pages, and for standalone documents. reStructuredText is designed for extensibility for specific application domains. The reStructuredText parser is a component of Docutils. reStructuredText is a revision and reinterpretation of the StructuredText and Setext lightweight markup systems.

Many of the artifacts I create and work with use plain-text tables.  Working with plain-text tables manually can be painful.  The other day I stumbled on emacs’ support for text-based tables.  I found it pretty useful.

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