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Re: [New maintainer] Working for Debian is not just about packages

Josip Rodin <joy@cibalia.gkvk.hr> writes:

> On Sat, Jul 31, 1999 at 06:13:24PM +0200, Goswin Brederlow wrote:
> > > >     Oliver> Would any of you who are clamouring to become maintainers
> > > >     Oliver> like to consider documentation?
> > > > 
> > > >  Wouldn't it be great if man pages got converted to texinfo?
> > > 
> > > "great" is exactly the wrong word.
> > 
> > I like manpages :) 
> I do too when I need to quickly look up what does some option mean, but not
> if they have >50kb tutorials inside...

Too long manpages are bad, info might be better for those, but usually 
dvi, ps and html are better. sgml might be a better format than texinfo.

> > and I hate every single one stating that there is no docs at all.
> Solution: rm -f /usr/man/man7/undocumented.7.gz :)
> > Using info means starting xemacs,
> No it doesn't, you can still use 'info' or 'pinfo', and other viewers.

info is practically unuseable to me, in xemacs info mode you can
search for the right stuff recursivly by just hitting s, which I use
most of the time when I look for some help. Also when I program, I
have xemacs running, so ALT-x man or ALT-x info comes naturally. :)


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