From: Lars Hecking (lhecking at domain nmrc.ucc.ie)
Date: Wed 22 Sep 1999 - 12:42:53 IST
> >On the subject of man pages, what gives with all the warning messages
> >like "this man page is no longer being maintained, please use . . .
> info pages? it's a weird gnu thing. i hate info pages. despise them.
> i like the gpl, i think stallman's ok in that quirky cs geek kinda way,
> and overall i like gnu. but info pages? ugh.
Possibly the most stupid decision taken by the FSF. Info pages as
such are great, and I use them daily in XEmacs, but they cannot be
a replacement for Unix manual pages. Man pages are brief and to the
point, your best choice for "which letter is used for that option"
or "what is the type of the 3rd arg to blatfoop()" style questions.
Luckily, the people you create Linux/BSD distributions do not seem
to share the FSF's views in this regard.
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