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Asciidoctor vs Bel: What are the differences?

Developers describe Asciidoctor as "An open source, pure Ruby processor for converting AsciiDoc documents or strings into HTML and other formats". It is a fast, open source text processor and publishing toolchain for converting AsciiDoc content to HTML5, DocBook, PDF, and other formats. Asciidoctor is written in Ruby and runs on all major operating systems . On the other hand, Bel is detailed as "A new dialect of Lisp, by Paul Graham". It is a spec for a new dialect of Lisp, written in itself. It is a language with expressive power, clarity, and efficiency.

Asciidoctor and Bel are primarily classified as "Text Processors" and "Languages" tools respectively.

Some of the features offered by Asciidoctor are:

  • Lightweight markup language for authoring notes
  • Articles
  • Documentation

On the other hand, Bel provides the following key features:

  • Dialect of Lisp
  • Expressive
  • Language with clarity, and efficiency
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What is Asciidoctor?

It is a fast, open source text processor and publishing toolchain for converting AsciiDoc content to HTML5, DocBook, PDF, and other formats. Asciidoctor is written in Ruby and runs on all major operating systems

What is Bel?

It is a spec for a new dialect of Lisp, written in itself. It is a language with expressive power, clarity, and efficiency.

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