[OFFTOPIC] Info files vs Man pages

Jeffrey A Law law@cygnus.com
Tue Sep 15 19:05:00 GMT 1998


  In message < 199809151704.TAA06119@jolan.ppro >you write:
  > info files are a pain in the ass :).  They are the "official" choice
  > for the format of a manual of a GNU package I understood, but its
  > very hard to use and I always find myself using `grep' on the raw
  > info files :/.
Similarly.  I've gotten pretty adept at reading raw info files over
the yeras.

  > Personally I think that a html version of docs is certainly a
  > *better* choice then the "info" file format.  What would be the
  > correct way to get html-ized docs the prefered format for GNU
  > packages?
You'd have to bring this up with RMS.  This isn't a decision that the
egcs project can make for the GNU world.

  > Is it an option to start to include the egcs docs as html?
We could probably make it an additional option if someone contributes
the code.  

jeff



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