Charles Shannon Hendrix
shannon at widomaker.com
Mon Mar 22 10:01:44 CST 2004
Mon, 22 Mar 2004 @ 08:39 -0500, Joshua Boyd said:
> > The Regular Expressions book guy, Jeffrey Friedl, did/does both of his
> > regex boox in nroff/troff from what I hear. This was one of the reasons
> > that it took so long for it to show up in one of the "CD Bookshelf"
> > collections.
> Why would nroff/troff make it take longer to show up in a CD version?
> Wouldn't that be a natural format to use for easy conversion? I must
> admit, I've never used either program, but I was under the impression
> that they were very open.
There aren't any really good HTML output options for *roff.
It generally requires a lot of hand-tweaking.
groff has an HTML output operation now, but it sucks.
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