[tex-live] Perl availability in the TeX-Live build environment
jschrod at acm.org
Sun Jul 1 17:53:59 CEST 2007
>>>>> "WL" == Werner LEMBERG <wl at gnu.org> writes:
>> I want to update the dviljk man page; it is both incomplete and has
>> wrong information. Since my nroff-foo is not really good, I will
>> write it as a POD file and generate the man page by Perl.
WL> Alternatively, send me the file after your update so that I can fix
WL> the groff stuff.
Thanks for your offer. Independently of this special case, I think
using POD is really a great way to write man pages -- the created
nroff source works on all Unix systems and the POD syntax is almost
obvious at first glance. Once upon a time, I knew about man markup,
but after I detected POD I forgot almost all of it because I didn't
need it any more.
That goes so far that currently many of my shell scripts end with
... man page for shell script
and thus have embodied and working man pages -- and I tend to keep
them much more up to date than I did before when they were in some
Joachim Schrod Email: jschrod at acm.org
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