[TUHS] man-page style
noel.hunt at gmail.com
Sun Nov 18 06:02:27 AEST 2018
Surely then, your remarks are a more damning
assessment of the Linux manuals, in that the
terrible state of the documentation is now a
result of 'professionals'.
On Sun, Nov 18, 2018 at 5:21 AM Kurt H Maier <khm at sciops.net> wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 17, 2018 at 11:14:53AM -0700, arnold at skeeve.com wrote:
> > The man page authors / tech writers at Sun were paid to write man
> > pages, and learned / were taught how to do it well. The Linux stuff is
> > done by volunteers. You're comparing apples and oranges.
> How do we kill this meme? Linux is open to contribution by volunteers
> but the overwhelming majority of the work done on the OS for *at least*
> the last ten years has been by professionals who are paid to work on
> Linux. Pretending otherwise is disingenuous, and anyway I'm not sure
> why the OS that powers pacemakers and self-driving car research gets to
> be held to a lower standard.
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