[TUHS] earliest Unix roff
clemc at ccc.com
Tue Sep 17 00:57:43 AEST 2019
On Mon, Sep 16, 2019 at 10:51 AM Larry McVoy <lm at mcvoy.com> wrote:
> I hate texinfo and friends. I get why it is better than man, but man was
> good enough, more than good enough, and the GNU project took everything
> it could find and destroyed the man pages.
Amen, bro. As I said, it was not 'social compliant' which was really a
not very nice thing to do. It's arrogant to say in effect "your way is
wrong, I'm going to try to kill it off."
> If you have something like perl that needs a zillion sub pages, info
> makes sense. For just a man page, info is horrible.
I'm not even sure, I like that, to be honest. I'm 'old school' enough to
rather use a book from ORA or the like.
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