Taking this to COFF...
On Jan 10, 2022, at 7:13 PM, Lyndon Nerenberg
(VE7TFX/VE6BBM) <lyndon(a)orthanc.ca> wrote:
Greg 'groggy' Lehey writes:
As long as man pages are formatted with ?roff, I
don't see it going
away. I don't suppose many people use troff any more, but there are
enough of us, and as long as man pages stay the way they are, I don't
think we're in any danger.
Well there is mandoc(1). But as time goes by they just seem to be
re-implementing nroff. Of course that *must* be easier than just
learning n/troff in the first place :-P
As someone who did a lot of a Ph.D. in the history of computing, and then went into IT
because he liked eating protein sometimes:
The great secret is that NO ONE EVER READS THE LITERATURE.
We have now made all the mistakes at least four times:
Once for each of mainframes, minis, micros, and mobile.
You can be a rock star at any development or operations job, even if you are, like me, a
Bear Of Little Brain, simply by having some idea of what was tried already to solve a
problem like this, and why it didn't work.
Which you can get by actually stopping to read up about your problem before diving
headfirst into coding up a solution for it.
If you happen to get stinking rich from this advice, you can buy me a bottle of whiskey