130432Groff for Vim manual?
- Apr 14, 2012On Apr 10, 10:12 am, shawn wilson <ag4ve...@...> wrote:
> I think a starting point would be to decide on a document format (texI've had limited experience with LaTex in the past, but wonder if
> probably?) and a conversion process so that the book is easily updated with
> the upstream? ... and a git for this to live (someone's github probably).
anyone thinks it might be a good idea to use Groff (version of troff),
to format the manual? I've been working with it because of a client,
Redhat and other Unix distributions now includes it, it allows
automatic generation of a table of contents and index with hyperlinks
(in html), by using section headings, it is simpler than html by far
to maintain, and grpff provides conversion to postscript, pdf, or
html. LaTex probably provides similar things, but troff is a bit more
prevalent in default unix installations.
Content wise, a good (somehow hyperlinked) index would increase the
manual's usability a whole lot. But that usually takes a lot of hard
work by real people - no easy automated solutions.
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