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Re: [Groff] Re: Info versus man

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: [Groff] Re: Info versus man
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2005 22:15:42 +0200 (CEST)

> First, we should all acknowledge that groff's info files are among
> the best of any open-source project (again, there's some irony
> here); [..]

too much honour...

> any alternative documentation project undertaken by members of this
> list should strive to incorporate all of the exhaustive
> documentation in the existing info file, while not making Werner's
> job in maintaining a central document any more difficult.  I share
> the doubts some have expressed about the texinfo format, but I would
> hate to see a fork in the documentation of one of the
> best-documented packages ever!

What's really missing is, as already mentioned, a good groff primer!
Larry M., what do you think about working on such a beast?

> Second, quite apart from the ideological objections to texinfo and
> criticisms of the format itself, my real problem is that texinfo is
> a prerequisite for building the CVS groff, and that a TeX
> installation is required for building a pdf of the main
> documentation.  [...]

Well, this isn't an argument.  Developers are expected to use more
packages than Joe User.


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