Subject: Re: keeping doco up-to-date w/ code
To: None <>
From: David Young <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 05/16/2005 10:19:07
On Mon, May 16, 2005 at 03:58:31PM +0200, Igor Sobrado wrote:
> I am looking for achieving two goals:
>   - *snip snip*
>   - update (and sometimes fix!) the ``usage'' messages in some
>     commands that are either outdated or incorrect.  This goal
>     will require a lot of work on the mailing list, though!
>     Some of these errors are easy to see, in other cases
>     perhaps I am wrong.  I will submit a detailed description
>     of changes as soon as I see the big picture and have a detailed
>     list of all changes I will propose.

It would help us keep usage and other doco up-to-date if we had a
high-level language for describing command usage.  Two "compilers"
would turn the high-level descriptions either into C code for parsing
the command-line, or into SYNOPSIS and skeletal DESCRIPTION sections
for a manual page.


David Young             OJC Technologies      Urbana, IL * (217) 278-3933