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Re: CVS commit: src/lib/libc/stdio

On Wed, May 05, 2010 at 08:52:23AM +0100, Mindaugas Rasiukevicius wrote:
> History is indeed important, however it belongs to books, articles, etc.
> Other part of history belongs to version control logs, as Robert already
> mentioned.  If I will want to figure out why and by whom some function was
> invented, how it looked originally, why it diverged, etc - CVS logs will
> likely answer that better, than a manual page.

Round and round we go...

The HISTORY and STANDARDS sections are typically only a single sentence long.
Besides, you make it sound like I was the one who invented these. But long
before NetBSD, someone at Berkeley decided that these were a good thing to
have. I am merely following that tradition and updating these sections when
seen as appropriate.

I've already stated that it would be great to have published books and
articles about NetBSD. This, however, is sadly very unrealistic already
because there is no appropriate channels for such technical articles.

Besides, telling someone to "go write a book" is counterproductive, to say
the least.

- Jukka.

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