Subject: re: bin/7249
To: Mike Cheponis <mac@Wireless.Com>
From: matthew green <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 07/18/2000 11:36:10
   So it looks like I've shot down the "performance" argument...

except that netbsd ships with pre-formatted man pages and has for
some years now, so this rarely happen anymore.

html is f*cking *horrible* format to create documentation in.  as
an author of many pages of netbsd documentation, i *totally* do not
want to go to html documentation.  i would probably support something
else that wasn't so broken (such as docbook) and lacking in features
that i currently use often, but i'm honestly quite happy with the
way man pages work today.  writing `mandoc' man pages is *really*
nice to do, on the scale of documentation writing.  they format nicely,
particularly into postscript for printing, unlike html in the general

please, take this html idea away and shoot it in the head before it