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Re: [PATCH] (woman-always-choose-first-hit): New defcustom.

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [PATCH] (woman-always-choose-first-hit): New defcustom.
Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2009 06:13:17 +0200

> Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2009 23:08:09 +0000
> From: address@hidden
> Cc: 
> the number of times i tried to use WoMan as a replacement of unix's
> “man” utility, but i find it unusable. Here's some problems i encountered:

The problems you mention are a far cry from making WoMan ``unusable''.

> • I had aliased “man” to “woman”, but noticed that sometimes when i type  
> “Mx man” it still calls “man” despite this. (haven't looked into what  
> causes this or how this happens)

How's that a problem with WoMan?

> • When calling “woman”, it takes some 3 secs to start up.

What kind of a CPU do you have?  Here it takes 1 second.

> (probably only happen when called first time in a session)


> On the other hand, “man” starts right away without this delay.

And then does the same after you type RET.  The advantage of WoMan is
that it offers you completion for man-page names, while `man' doesn't.

> • another flaw, perhaps reasonable, is that “woman” does not work for some  
> “man” pages. eg recently i was trying to do “woman” on “killall” on OS X  
> 10.4.x, and it returns
> “.Dd June 25, 1995
> .Os
> .Sh NAME
> .Nm killall
> ...”

And why do you think `man' doesn't have such problems, sometimes?  It
all depends on the troff back-end you have installed vs the man pages.

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