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

From: Zack Weinberg <zack_at_wolery.cumb.org>
Date: 2000-07-11 06:13:34 CEST

On Mon, Jul 10, 2000 at 09:02:31PM -0500, Karl Fogel wrote:
> 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.

... On my system, perldoc -t <file> is equivalent to
pod2text <file> | $PAGER.

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

Hm, perldoc runs pod2man with --lax, try that.

> 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.

I'm not arguing that perldoc's behavior is correct, just that there
is (should be) a cleaner way to get the behavior you want.

zw
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:05 2006

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