Re: unix man pages

Subject: Re: unix man pages
From: Richard Mateosian <srm -at- C2 -dot- ORG>
Date: Sat, 23 Dec 1995 10:09:11 -0800

>nroff and troff are powerful languages. Why not bite the bullet and
>learn how to use them. Once you understand how tagged languages work,
>you'll find that you can do your documentation very quickly using them.

nroff and troff are way too hard for most people to bother with learning.
Almost everyone who uses them does so through the intermediary of a macro

Given the availability of high quality WYSIWYG publishing programs, it's not
worth the effort to learn how to write nroff/troff macros. However, if
you're stuck working in a unix environment without a good publishing
package, it's probably worth your while to find a macro package that meets
your needs. ...RM

Richard Mateosian President, Berkeley STC
Freelance Technical Writer srm -at- c2 -dot- org Review Editor, IEEE Micro

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