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Re: [alpine-devel] Improving Alpine Linux documentation

From: Consus <consus_at_ftml.net>
Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2017 23:34:56 +0300

On 15:31 Tue 12 Dec, Drew DeVault wrote:
> On 2017-12-12 11:26 PM, Consus wrote:
> > Try http://mdocml.bsd.lv. It is used by the OpenBSD project. I was writing man pages
> > using it myself, it's pretty okay.
>
> mdocml is basically roff with lipstick on, I don't like it much more
> than I liked roff. There are other man page generators, too, but they're
> almost all written in high level languages and require some kind of
> runtime (god forbid, XSLT). The new tool I'm working on is a small POSIX
> C99 tool with no dependencies. Its syntax is much easier to write, read,
> and maintain than mdoc.

True. But this is more about the high-level documentation, not the
tool's synopsis.


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Received on Tue Dec 12 2017 - 23:34:56 GMT