[TUHS] Another "craft" discussion topic - mindless tool proliferation

Lyndon Nerenberg lyndon at orthanc.ca
Fri Sep 22 10:30:50 AEST 2017


> On Sep 21, 2017, at 5:02 PM, Greg 'groggy' Lehey <grog at lemis.com> wrote:
> 
> There was a good reason for that.  To my recollection, they hadn't
> been maintained At All, and they were decades out of date.  While they
> were interesting for their historical content, as user/programmer
> documentation they were useless at best and misleading or dangerous at
> worst.

So throwing them out was easier than updating them.

As I recall, the real reason they got tossed was because some factions wanted to remove the *roff tools from the base OS, meaning the viewable versions of the documents could no longer be produced.

--lyndon



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