Clarification in man page?

Peter Lebbing peter at
Sat Apr 21 12:04:06 CEST 2012

On 20/04/12 18:55, Doug Barton wrote:
> To the OP, rather than saying, "Can you write better docs?" how about
> proposing changes that make sense to you? Not only is that closer to the
> open source model, it's notoriously hard for developers to document
> their own work, since it all makes perfect sense to us. :)

Because clarifying the docs is "non-invasive". If you change the way gpg parses
its options, you risk breaking scripts people wrote and such. Plus, there is a
good chance the parsing was deliberately designed the way it is :). So rather
than challenge the design, I chose clarifying it instead. You could say I chose
the lazy way (of least resistance).


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