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Re: Standardize roff

From: Alexis
Subject: Re: Standardize roff
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2022 11:39:23 +1000
User-agent: mu4e 1.8.5; emacs 28.1

Sam Varshavchik <> writes:

I believe that for man pages, roff
should've been replaced by Docbook XML a long time ago.

Personally, i'm grateful that it hasn't. Apart from Ingo's thorough critique of DocBook:

i doubt i'd have had as much enthusiasm for creating the man page ports of s6-related documentation if i'd had to use DocBook, rather than being able to use mdoc(7). In fact i probably wouldn't have done them at all.


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