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Re: [Groff] Bugs in grohtml

From: Jorgen Grahn
Subject: Re: [Groff] Bugs in grohtml
Date: Fri, 30 May 2003 19:56:24 +0200
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On Thu May 29 14:52:42 2003, address@hidden wrote:

> With no disrespect for texinfo or the hard work of its maintainers, and
> donning my own protective goggles, I would love to see all groff
> documentation written with groff, especially the groff texinfo file.
> dependency.  I was frustrated a while back trying to compile the CVS groff
> for Mac OS X, when fink (unix utils for OS X) had not yet upgraded to the
> latest texinfo, and the texinfo source itself would not compile without
"Latest" is the keyword here.  It's frustrating that groff needs a bleeding
edge version (as in "not in Debian Woody" ;-) of texinfo.

> As I see it, the documentation could come as a single groff file using,
> say, the -ms macro set with the -mwww macros and, I'm sure, many new
> macros.  Embedded in the file would be comments:

But that would cause the other problem -- you would need to install groff to
be able to read its documentation...


  // Jörgen Grahn       "And then the design was ignored, and small children
\X/ <address@hidden>  with crayons were given the O'Reilly Perl books and
                         told to Create.  And lo, it was done."
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