[TUHS] earliest Unix roff

Larry McVoy lm at mcvoy.com
Tue Sep 17 07:48:32 AEST 2019

On Tue, Sep 17, 2019 at 07:42:28AM +1000, Dave Horsfall wrote:
> On Mon, 16 Sep 2019, Clem Cole wrote:
> >Fair enough, but be careful, while I admit I have not looked in a while,
> >info(gnu) relies on emacs keybindings and a number of very
> >emacs'ish??things. Every time I have tried to deal with it, I have
> >unprogram my fingers and reset them to emacs.
> Yep, which is why I like "info" as much as I like EMACS i.e. not at all.
> What exactly is wrong with the manpage format?  It tells you everything you
> need to know, and tells you where to find further information.

I think, someone correct me if I'm wrong, the info stuff was designed
to handle larger, more complex stuff, with a table of contents, etc.
Something like perl could fit in one info doc but the perl man page is
not a thing, it's just a series of pointers to more man pages.

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