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Re: [Groff] Introduction

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: [Groff] Introduction
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2005 21:31:05 +0200 (CEST)

> > > I'd be happy to submit patches once it's converted to roff but I
> > > just can't bring myself to submit documentation fixes to roff
> > > docs written in texinfo.
> >
> > Sorry, this won't happen for various reasons.
> I know you've told me before but it must not have been a very
> satisfying answer since I can't remember.  What are the reasons?  It
> would seem like we could fine enough groff hackers to redo the docs
> in roff.

There are some reasons, the first of them rather imperative.

  . Documentation of GNU projects should be in texinfo format.  Amen.

  . groff.texinfo is just a reference.  It is not meant as an example
    how to do nifty things with groff.  As that, the format is really
    of no importance -- I would really like to see the UTP to be
    extended to cover groff features, as mentioned already.

  . There is no equivalent to the `info' program for groff input since
    no good groff2texi converter exists.


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