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

Warner Losh imp at bsdimp.com
Fri Sep 22 12:20:55 AEST 2017

On Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 6:30 PM, Lyndon Nerenberg <lyndon at orthanc.ca> wrote:

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 been maintained At All, and they were decades out of date.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 were interesting for their historical content, as user/programmer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

The FreeBSD handbook supplanted these docs years ago.

> 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.

They were really super dated more than any other reason...

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