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Re: [groff] 03/04: doc/groff.texi: Drop most "man" documentation.

From: Ralph Corderoy
Subject: Re: [groff] 03/04: doc/groff.texi: Drop most "man" documentation.
Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2018 17:16:06 +0000

Hi Ingo,

> > +and probably the most important ever developed for @code{troff}.
> I'd argue that mdoc(7) is more important for a number of reasons,

Neither man nor mdoc are the most important macro package for troff.  :-)
It's ms as that was used to produce some of the most significant
computer books for multiple generations of programmers.

> > It is easy to use,
> That's a blatant lie.

A harsh tone!

> Writing good man(7) pages is *hard*.

But that's not the claim.  The man macros are easy to use.  Yes,
inconsistencies of style can result, but the number of distinct authors
over the decades that were happy to dabble with their only bit of troff
so their program had a man page suggests it is *easy* to do else they
wouldn't have bothered.

Cheers, Ralph.

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