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Re: Do we really need a CPP manual?


On 12/16/2016 07:06 PM, Jeff Law wrote:

That's likely the manual RMS kept asking folks (semi-privately) to
review.  My response was consistently that such review should happen
publicly, which RMS opposed for reasons I don't recall.

I don't see that manual as part of the GCC project and I certainly would
understand a disinterest in reviewing/rewriting C language manuals and
tutorials :-)

More language and related standards under free licenses could be a worthwhile goal, though. I have no idea how tiresome this would be, and home much ideological objections to free licenses remain.

(I once tried to learn C from GCC Texinfo printouts, and it took me a while to figure out that GCC did not come with documentation for the languages it implemented.)

Thanks,
Florian


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