Probably makes sense to keep this in a checked-in file instead of in a file on my local disk.
I'd prefer to land this as a txt file:
- rst requires a newline after toplevel list entries to accept nested lists, which makes the txt file less readable
- md doesn't, but it insists on `` around every string that contains an underscore, else parts of the word become italic
That is, editing the file gets much more annoying, and the file is reasonably readable when rendered as txt too.
I'd still prefer Markdown, but I'm also used to writing things in Markdown so I don't see that as a downside personally. However, I think it's a minor thing so I'm not going to push for it ;)