[TUHS] Who used *ROFF?

Larry McVoy lm at mcvoy.com
Wed May 16 09:48:18 AEST 2018


On Wed, May 16, 2018 at 09:45:08AM +1000, Dave Horsfall wrote:
> On Tue, 15 May 2018, Ralph Corderoy wrote:
> 
> >Eric S. Raymond has a long-term plan underway to get all man-page source
> >moved to DocBook or asciidoc using his doclifter program, and convincing
> >projects to make the switch.  Unfortunately, some have.  DocBook stinks
> >and it shows how long the project has been going that Eric chose it back
> >when it and XML were still shiny.
> 
> I like the manpage format!  It tells me everything I need to know, in the
> correct order, and it's in good old plain ASCII...

+1 - DocBook does nothing for me but it appears that I'm losing that argument.
The kids will get the mess they deserve I suppose.


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