[TUHS] man-page style

Ken Thompson ken at google.com
Fri Nov 16 13:38:49 AEST 2018

and it takes a lot less typing.

On Thu, Nov 15, 2018 at 7:18 PM, Rob Pike <robpike at gmail.com> wrote:
> As someone whose résumé, the one that got me in the door at Bell Labs, was
> formatted with nroff -man, I of course support the clarity and precision
> Doug celebrates. I wish the rest of the world agreed, but it doesn't.
> Although I hold the editor line for much of the documentation for Go, for
> instance, I fend off frequent requests to rewrite and expand. Flab is felt
> to be friendlier, much as I (and Doug, who taught me more about writing than
> anyone else) would prefer the leaner cuts.
> -rob

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