Subject: Re: CVS commit: sharesrc
To: Andy Doran <>
From: John Hawkinson <jhawk@MIT.EDU>
List: source-changes
Date: 07/27/2000 10:58:05
In message <>, Andy Doran writes:
>John Hawkinson <jhawk@MIT.EDU> wrote:
>> I don't think removing -compact is a great idea. Stylistically,
>> I think compact should be used for any list that is
>> primary composed of one-line items. It makes the manpage far
>> shorter and easier to read.
>Personally, I don't have a preferance.

Umm, then why did you do it? ;-)

I was hoping you'd have some neat justification that was better
than my reasons.

>I suggest that you take a vote, or if you really want, I can change
>it back.

I don't think it's worth either of those things.

>> Without your change it fits on a single 48line screen. With it, it does
>> not.
>Of what relevance is this?

Having a manpage that you can read on one screen is valuable.
So if a change removes that value, one should compare the value it
adds and see which is larger. In this case, it seems like a net
loss of value.