Man Pages Thoughts
trhodes at FreeBSD.org
Thu Aug 19 21:01:19 UTC 2004
On Thu, 19 Aug 2004 15:01:25 -0400
Bill Moran <wmoran at potentialtech.com> wrote:
> > Tom Rhodes <trhodes at FreeBSD.org> wrote:
> > %pwd
> > /usr/src
> > %find . -name '*.[1-9]' | xargs grep 'EXAMPLES' | wc -l
> > 493
> > %find . -name '*.[1-9]' | wc -l
> > 2892
> > So basically, you only need to fix 2399 manual pages;
> > NOTES:
> > 1: This counts files in contrib;
> Can't do that.
Yes we can. Many times we've modified manual pages in contrib
or applied a make(1) work around. Just it makes updates to
the code in CVS more difficult. :(
> > 2: Some example sections would be dubious (rc.conf, make.conf, etc);
> Agreed. Many daemons don't need example sections, such as ftpd, etc.
> This was why I recommended he point out the particular man page(s) that
> he thought needed examples.
Well, we could just say "All functions, system calls, etc. require
EXAMPLES" but that would be more work than we have time for I think.
> > 3: Personally, I honestly don't have the time for a project
> > like this. Sorry.
> Oh, come on. You're not doing anything else important ... I'll tell you
> what ... take the time you spend chasing women around and cut it in half.
> You'll still be getting way more sex than me, and you'll have a ton of
> extra time to work on FreeBSD stuff!
Hey, you can't say that. Consider this, last night was the first
time I talked to a "new" girl in awhile. Gave her my phone number,
but she won't call me and I know it. And now that I think of it,
I probably shouldn't be discussing my addictions on this list.
Besides, I'd like to see you prove that mathmatically. :P
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