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Re: Splitting large pages to smaller ones
On Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 03:52:10PM +0300, Jukka Ruohonen wrote:
> Any opinions about splitting large manual pages to several smaller ones?
I think it's generally a good idea, but it's important to also have an
overview somewhere that can be readily found.
> Few points:
> 1. The manual page format lends itself badly to anything bigger than
> three or four pages. This is especially evident when a page is
> viewed from a terminal and the content is mostly discussion
> around function prototypes. $PAGER has also poor search
> capabilities, etc.
Although just splitting things up in itself doesn't help much (look at
for example the gmake info files) -- it's organization that matters,
and organization is expensive...
David A. Holland
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