Re: Request for sponsor for package romeo
On Mon, May 06, 2002 at 01:01:04AM +0100, Stephen Stafford wrote:
> On Sun, May 05, 2002 at 04:48:12PM -0700, Shaun Jackman wrote:
> > Is there a good reason to use docbook to write the man page? I find it a
> > little cumbersome. I tried it briefly, but I think I'll stick to groff.
> > Before I do this though, I wanted to know of any advantages to using docbook.
> Not really. Some people prefer to write them in docbook is all. They get
> translated to groff before they are put into the binary package anyway. If
> you are comfortable with just writing it in groff to start with then there
> is no reason to change.
I wouldn't say that there is no reason; docbook is a higher-level language
than *roff, and makes it easier to translate to other documentation formats
(such as HTML and texinfo), in addition to producing man pages and printed
output as groff does.
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