svn commit: r194493 - head/usr.bin/catman
Matthew D. Fuller
fullermd at over-yonder.net
Mon Jun 22 01:30:00 UTC 2009
On Sun, Jun 21, 2009 at 04:48:09PM +0200 I heard the voice of
Dag-Erling Smørgrav, and lo! it spake thus:
> Alexey Dokuchaev <danfe at FreeBSD.org> writes:
> > This kinda brings up the question, do we actually need catman(1) at all
> > these days of fast CPU and disks and plenty of RAM?
> Show me the fast CPU and plenty of RAM on this board:
Actually, I looked at this sort of things some years ago when I was
sitting in front of a PPro (which was way outdated by that time), and
even the largest manpage I could find in base didn't take more than 6
or 8 seconds to render.
Now, a PPro 200 probably has rather more suds than a net4801, but it's
not a huge difference. One can come up with situations where there's
reason to use catman, but my conclusion at the time was that I
couldn't come up with any value in man(1) writing out catpages.
Matthew Fuller (MF4839) | fullermd at over-yonder.net
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