What's going on?
J. Michael Ashley
Sat, 27 May 2000 07:41:16 -0500 (EST)
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On Sun, 21 May 2000, Horacio MG wrote:
> > > Really meaning here that there will be no command & options reference
> > > chapters?
> > We should use the regular man page here and merge Mike's command
> > reference and mine. I jsut asked Peter not to translate the man page
> > now but wait until everything else is done.
> Ah, good. At least that's an indication that the Guide's revamp is not
> geared towards windoze.
My impression is that Peter is narrowing the focus of the manual to be
more of a user's guide. So only a limited set of commands and options
will be documented in that guide. There is probably room for a developer's
guide in the future that documents all of the commands and options and
includes chapters such as the one on writing user interfaces.
I think the refocus is a good idea, by the way. The page count of the
current command reference doesn't bother me; the stylesheet just happens
to be white-space happy. What I don't like is that it documents lots
of commands and options that a normal user should not have to know about.
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