Magicpoint has a few other neat features as well.
I'm rather partial to MagicPoint's approach. Even with lots of code examples (cluttering the mark-up a little bit) the fact is that a .mgp presentation is a simple text file which can be prepared, updated, and modified with any text editor and related tools. It's simple to generate most of a presentation from a simple outline (perhaps created in emacs' outline mode). A few lines of awk can turn the output from linux -dump of a set of web pages into a very basic mgp presentation which can them be enhanced with various tricks.
Its simplicity also allows other tools to be built around it, from the emacs/elisp code to implement a magicpoint-mode to an mmaker pre-processor, etc.
The biggest disadvantage to MagicPoint is the rather weak documentation and very minimal web presence. It would be nice of the official/canonical MagicPoint web site at least published the man pages for the package so prospective users could get an idea of its power and simplicity.
Even better would be a |<ic|<@$$ presentation in MagicPoint that highlighted and demonstrated a full range of its features.
Personally I use MagicPoint right from a KNOPPIX CD, with my presentations burned unto two copies of that and with them on a thumb drive along with .deb and .rpm copies of the MagicPoint package itself. (Lost laptop, projector doesn't work with my laptop, whatever, the show will go on!
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