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Re: ITP: Xracer, C++ book

> > > Also, I'd like to package a book on C++ which is available from
> > > www.pragsoft.com.
> > 
> > IMHO this isn't a good thing to package. I see no need for a fancy
> > packaging system just to distribute documentation. It would take to much
> > space, with to little gain.
> You'd be amazed how often one sees request for libstdc++ documentation on
> the gnu.* groups and Debian lists. I'm not in favour of packing up any etext
> we can find, but this may be genuinely useful documentation (even if it's
> regrettably non-free) that is very related to software development (Debian
> is very popular under programmers/developers).

Which is exactly why I would package it. There's no general documentation
on C or C++ programming available in Debian right now; the only thing
available are the manpages which describe functions.

Filip Van Raemdonck

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