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Re: [Freetype] Where are there man/info pages?

From: Michael Still
Subject: Re: [Freetype] Where are there man/info pages?
Date: Sat, 7 Jul 2001 11:51:00 +1000

On Fri, 6 Jul 2001, Werner LEMBERG wrote:

> > However, I can't find any man pages or info pages for freetype,
> > FreeType, freetype2, FreeType2.
> There never will be, I think.  FreeType is a library which has no
> visible interface to an end user.

I must say that I would think that this arguement is flawed. If you look
at say stat(), fprintf() or many other "non-visible calls" they are all
documented. Coders generally look for man pages when they can't remember
an interface.

I know that for me, when I can remember how Freetype calls work, or what
arguements they need, then it is a hassle to have to start up a web

If the documentation was written in docbook, then it is also possible to
automatically produce HTML, man and info pages. Perhaps this could be


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