Re: [dev] [dwm] 2000 SLOC

From: Christoph Lohmann <>
Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2011 16:52:27 +0100


On 31.10.2011 15:57, Bjartur Thorlacius wrote:
> On Mon, 31 Oct 2011 09:34:10 -0000, Christoph Lohmann <> wrote:
>> Martin Kopta wrote:
>>> Proposal: 6. It has useful documentation.
>> Now bureaucracy begins. What documentation? A manpage should suffice,
>> when it reaches 1.0. I think it's already sucking, if a project really
>> needs a webbrowser to be opened for the documentation.
> There's nothing wrong with HTML documentation per se, and it sure is not
> worse than ASCII. Why do you believe roff is better than HTML? Just pipe
> the markup through htmlfmt(1) or html2text(1) if you like reading
> documentation on terminal emulators. And as long as the markup
> is terse, reading marked up text is perfectly acceptable.

»And as long as the markup is terse« is a never fulfilled requirement.
But surely, extending roff with runtime shellscripts will extend its
usefulness. It's like Qt vs. plain C – redundancy vs. lean code.


Christoph Lohmann
Received on Mon Oct 31 2011 - 16:52:27 CET

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