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

Greg 'groggy' Lehey grog at lemis.com
Fri Sep 22 10:02:07 AEST 2017

On Thursday, 21 September 2017 at 20:39:24 +0200, Steffen Nurpmeso wrote:
> Tony Finch <dot at dotat.at> wrote:
>> I think it's a shame that the non-man-page parts of the Unix
>> documentation set have been neglected, in that you don't often get
>> newer programs following the style of the USD / SMM / PSD guides.
> The problem being that even FreeBSD dropped them from the base
> system.

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been maintained At All, and they were decades out of date.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were interesting for their historical content, as user/programmer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

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