gcc(1) manpage (was: cvs commit: src/sys/kern kern_sig.c)

Jeremie Le Hen jeremie at le-hen.org
Tue Mar 8 14:31:30 GMT 2005


> This version number in the gcc(1) manpage is really the least of the
> problems...  The GCC guys don't maintain the manpage anymore, as they
> prefer the info page to document things now.  The gcc(1) manpage hasn't
> been updated since _long_.  In short, it's not only a matter of getting
> the latest manpage from the GCC project, it's a matter of synchronizing
> this manpage with the (huge) GCC info page and it's a significant job.

I would take advantage of this thread to ask what people think about
converting gcc(1) info page to a manual page.  Of course, this manual
page wouldn't be very academic but IMHO, it would keep the Unix
tradition of having a single manual page containing all informations
about the software.

It appears there is a tool called info2man [1] : this is a Perl script
that first use info2pod and then pod2man.  I agree this is ugly, but
modulo some tweaks, the result seems to be quite readable [2] as a
manual page.

Juste my 2 cents :-).


[1] ports/textproc/info2man
[2] http://jeremie.le-hen.org/~tataz/gcc_info2man/gcc.1
Jeremie Le Hen
jeremie at le-hen dot org

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