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Re: [Groff] Re: Introduction

From: Keith MARSHALL
Subject: Re: [Groff] Re: Introduction
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2005 14:30:14 +0100

D. E. Evans wrote:
> The GNU OS developer guidelines are explicit in demanding info as
> the default, and in suggesting that man pages may not be suitable
> for a project.

Exactly so.  These are *developer* guidelines, for which the user
won't care two hoots.  So, playing Devil's Advocate...

> So again, a *GNU* user will be looking to info everytime, not a
> man page.

Wrong.  A GNU *developer* may look to info; judging by the tone of
other postings, *users*, whether of GNU/Linux, or of any other flavour
of UNIX, seem to prefer man.  (And Werner, as groff maintainer, seems
to be sitting on the fence somewhat, perhaps feeling duty bound to
support info, but with undertones of a hankering for man).


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