[TUHS] Who used *ROFF?

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Wed May 16 09:45:08 AEST 2018

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...

Unfortunately it seems that the youngsters of today (i.e. those with no 
sense of Unix history whatsoever) have been suckled on this Whizzy-Wig 

-- Dave

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