Re: "Section" in *.doc-base file.
On Wed, Aug 22, 2001 at 12:34:39PM -0400, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> FYI, I have made your summary into a bug against doc-base, which I'm
> CC'ing here. If people can be sure to CC the bug this in the
> discussion, I'll get a copy of the discussion.
Yoshito's summary is admirably concise.
However, I would like to reemphasize that documentation covers more
than runnable programs. It is artificial and confusing to separate
documentation about a programming tool from documentation about a
programming library, simply because the first is a program and the
second is not. Both are related to "programming" and the
documentation navigation should reflect that.
(Fuller argument in
> I have some ideas about a more flexible subject structure. We really
> need something like a "subject authority list" -- massively simpler
> say than the Library of Congress one, but I don't see why we can't
> lift some ideas from there.
This sounds promising, but I hope you are serious about the "massively
simpler" bit. :-) I wouldn't like to see more than a dozen or so
choices at each level of the menu.
> Anyhow, I do already have a provision doc-base structure,
I'd like to have a look. How can I get ahold of this?
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