[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [Groff] man pages for macro packages

From: Bernd Warken
Subject: Re: [Groff] man pages for macro packages
Date: Sat, 1 Dec 2001 00:27:52 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.2.5i

On Thu, Nov 29, 2001 at 06:54:43AM -0500, Larry Kollar wrote:
> Hmm... len("gutenberg.7") -> 11.  Or were you thinking about using
> "gutenberg" for an extension (like "intro.gutenberg")? I'd abbreviate
> the extension to something like  gb  since it's there only to give
> users a hint about the file type anyway....
The standard man file naming 'groff_gutenberg.7' has 17 characters.  
gutenberg.7 is reserved.

`gb' sounds like Great Britain, but could be too short anyway.  Maybe
we left the 2-character age with groff.  The short names characterize
the classical packages, good; but modern interfaces can be more verbose.

Bernd Warken

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]