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Re: Man pages missing
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- From: Vidiot <brown@xxxxxxxx>
- To: zsh-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (ZSH Mailing List)
- Subject: Re: Man pages missing
- Date: Thu, 30 Jan 1997 22:18:43 -0600 (CST)
- In-reply-to: <3200.199701302328@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> from "Zefram" at Jan 30, 97 11:28:09 pm
<>I'm sorry, but I can't find the *.man pages in the 3.1.1 release or the
<>zsh-doc release. For those of use who do not have, or don't want, yodl,
<>it would be nice if the *.man pages were really in the Doc directory.
<They are there, they're just called *.1 now.
There are no *.1 files in zsh-3.1.1. I did a find search and zippo files
that end in .1.
<The point of using yodl is that we only need to maintain *one* form of
<the manual. You now don't need to understand both nroff and TeXinfo to
<patch the man page. And the yodl is, I think, easier to maintain than
<either nroff or TeXinfo was.
Then I must be seeing things. The few .yo files that I sampled sure looked
like they had flavors of nroff and TeXinfo in them. It looks like this:
COMMENT(--- man page headers ---)
NOTRANS(.TH ")ARG1" "ARG2" "ARG3" "ARG4"\
ARG1 - ARG2\
COMMENT(--- TeXinfo headers and conditionals ---)
COMMENT(--- section divisions ---)
COMMENT(--- comment output ---)
'\n' = "\n.\\\" "
To me this means one has to program yodl macros to handle nroff and texi
stuff (if something wasn't already defined).
In any event, I know n/t/groff and can muddle through TeX stuff. I'll
be damned if I am going to learn yodl. To learn yet another text processor
is just too much. So forgive me if I only send in changes to documentation
via quoting the current text and suggesting changes. If a format change
is needed, I will just have to indicate what needs to be done.
I can just hear it now... what a wimp. So be it. I have so many things I
have to know for my job, this is just one thing that breaks the camel's back.
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