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Re: man integration with tramp

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: man integration with tramp
Date: Fri, 31 Jul 2020 15:34:27 +0300

> From: Michael Albinus <michael.albinus@gmx.de>
> Date: Fri, 31 Jul 2020 11:24:47 +0200
> Cc: spacibba@aol.com, emacs-devel@gnu.org
> Yes, I've seen this in the Commentary section of woman.el. Especially,
> the lack of the eqn(1) and tbl(1) preprocessor support is mentioned.
> I have no idea how serious this limitation in practice is.

I think it's pretty serious.  We had some bug reports against woman.el
during the recent years, which all boiled down to insufficient support
of modern man pages.

> I'm trying to use woman.el as basis for support of remote man pages,
> because a short review of man.el gave me the impression that it takes
> more than just replacing `call-process' by `process-file' at one place.

I understand.  If doing so will solve enough use cases, it's a good
compromise, of course.

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