[rescue] info trumps man

Charles Shannon Hendrix shannon at widomaker.com
Fri Jan 20 16:34:56 CST 2006

Richard wrote:
> In article <20060118220409.GI23708 at widomaker.com>,
>     Charles Shannon Hendrix <shannon at widomaker.com>  writes:
>>The content sometimes sucks because GNU people often write bad
>>documentation and often only in info format, but that's not the fault of
> If there's any one thing overall that irritates the shit out of me with
> the GNU folks, its this NIH philosophy that's pervasive across all of
> GNU to the point that their man pages are useless and always refer me
> to some info documentation that is a total piece of shit reference and
> usually a half-assed tutorial.

That's probably the biggest problem with info.  It violates the 
principles of least surprise and discoverability.

Also, its 2006, and have more than enough tools to produce documentation 
in several formats at the same time, so why force the use of only one?

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