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Re: General complaint about GNU's preference for "info" versus "man"

From: Torsten Bronger
Subject: Re: General complaint about GNU's preference for "info" versus "man"
Date: Sat, 22 Apr 2006 12:02:09 +0200
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Stepan Kasal <address@hidden> writes:

> Hello,
> On Sat, Apr 22, 2006 at 10:52:27AM +0200, Torsten Bronger wrote:
>> Do you think of an additional meta-syntax for Texinfo source files,
>> so that special tools can create man and --help out of it?
> yes, something like that.
> All three descriptions of each option would be at the same place.

However, options are not enough.  For a quick look I prefer man
pages because (usually) they contain a concise program description
with a well-standardised structure.  So you have to mark big parts
of the Texinfo file in order to allow for useful man pages.


Torsten Bronger, aquisgrana, europa vetus            ICQ 264-296-646

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