[ANNOUNCE] xorg-sgml-doctools-1.2

Daniel Stone daniel at fooishbar.org
Sun Mar 4 11:55:36 PST 2007

On Sun, Mar 04, 2007 at 02:49:25PM -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
> ok, so how do _I_ co-erce the system into showing me this output?  An oft 
> asked, but never answered question so far.  And its been asked 
> intermittently, on many mailing lists, by me, for what 4 or 5 years now?  
> If its so damned popular, why then can no one write a manpage describing 
> how to use it?  Seems like a heck of a good question to me...

./configure && make

> And I'm not consciously trying to be obnoxious, Daniel.  However it is 
> becoming more and more frustrating that the tools all take hard to 
> remember syntax, and one undotted i in the whole src file causes an exit 
> with a generally meaningless error message.  Have enough mercy on us to 
> at least wrap all this up in a bash script called 'manpage' or something 
> similar which only needs $1 to point at the docbook formatted filename, 
> located in a default directory for such files maintained in an agreed 
> upon standard '/some/place' as manpages are now.

I can see you're not trying to be obnoxious, but are you honestly
arguing for manpages instead of DocBook as the raw format, on the
grounds of 'hard to remember syntax'?

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