Subject: Re: bin/7249
To: Mike Pelley , Mike Cheponis <mac@Wireless.Com>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 07/18/2000 12:18:56
On Tue, 18 Jul 2000, Mike Pelley wrote:

> You guys sure showed him.  He'll think twice before his next post.

Indeed, in quite a viperic manner.

> People who suggest that Mike implied X in his original post appear not
> to have read the original message, part of which is quoted below.
> > I propose junking man pages as we know them, keeping all documentation
> > in html, and making the man command essentially a stripped-down lynx (or
> > other specialized text-based browser).
> It seems quite clear to me.
> I prefer man pages to html myself, but I think exploring the options
> is worthwhile.  The abuse, however, seems unnecessary and
> counterproductive.

I concure with Mike P. here. Mike C. was suggesting a way to make our
documentation system better. While I don't fully agree with his proposal,
the abuse was really unwaranted.

Take care,