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Re: CVS update: subversion/subversion svn-dev.el

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_galois.collab.net>
Date: 2000-07-11 04:02:31 CEST

Zack Weinberg <zack@wolery.cumb.org> writes:
> > > +;; Non-paging behavior should be a standard command-line option. No
> > > +;; program that can output text should *ever* insist on invoking the
> > > +;; pager.
>
> perldoc is akin to man; he should be running pod2text, or
> pod2man | nroff. (pod2foo, for foo != man, tends to be buggy.)

(Wait a moment, let me get my back up here... okay, all set.)

No, I still need the man-page-style formatting, I just don't want the
paging.

Also, pod2man chokes with error on these files, while perldoc
succeeds.

And, even the `man' program itself (on my system at least) has an
option to specify the pager, and if you specify the empty string, it
does the right thing.

So I don't buy it. Forcing a pager is just plain wrong.

-K
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:05 2006

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