Re: Texinfo vs man (was: Re: Debian GNU/Linux Reference Card under construction)
>> And that's all documentation there is. Your assignment: write a
>> simple parser using yacc.
The argument was: terse documentation good, underlying concepts bad.
> The manpage in question documents _compiler_, not the language.
My point exactly! The info pages describe both, which I argue to be
good thing. What would be your preferred stategy to complete the
parser assignment, given nothing but a (Free)BSD system?
> BTW, do you really suggest that info gcc is a good (or even
> realistic) way to learn C or, better yet, C++?
I think it would be a great thing if we had good C and C++ tutorials
available in info. And I think info would be a better choice for such
a tutorial than man.
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