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From: Felipe Contreras <felipe.contreras@gmail.com>
To: "Martin Ågren" <martin.agren@gmail.com>,
	"Felipe Contreras" <felipe.contreras@gmail.com>
Cc: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>,
	Bagas Sanjaya <bagasdotme@gmail.com>,
	Git Mailing List <git@vger.kernel.org>,
	"brian m . carlson" <sandals@crustytoothpaste.net>,
	Jeff King <peff@peff.net>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] INSTALL: note about make man with Asciidoctor backend
Date: Wed, 02 Jun 2021 15:07:23 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <60b7e4fbc1e03_167521208cb@natae.notmuch> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAN0heSrNzxSpq=trPvOHAYx_yT1W=WuN1XstzTRjHdZko-i+DA@mail.gmail.com>

Martin Ågren wrote:
> On Wed, 12 May 2021 at 10:13, Felipe Contreras
> <felipe.contreras@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Junio C Hamano wrote:
> > > Bagas Sanjaya <bagasdotme@gmail.com> writes:
> > >
> > > > +   You can also do "make man" using Asciidoctor's manpage backend in
> > > > +   place of xmlto by passing USE_ASCIIDOCTOR_MANPAGE=YesPlease. Version
> > > > +   2.0 or later is highly recommended, as these version properly handle
> > > > +   apostrophes.
> > > > +
> > >
> > > Hmph, I wasn't closely following the previous discussion, but is the
> > > apostrophes the primary reason why anything below 2.0 is not usable?
> >
> > "Not usable"?
> >
> > I haven't been able to reproduce the original supposed problem, but even
> > if true, the man pages would be quite usable.
> 
> Even early 2.0.x had some issues [1].
> [1] https://lore.kernel.org/git/20190325190041.GM4047@pobox.com/

That issue affects only the docbook generation, not direct man pages.

So far nobody has mentioned any issues with USE_ASCIIDOCTOR_MANPAGE=1 in
older asciidoctor, especially not regarding apostrophes.

-- 
Felipe Contreras

      parent reply	other threads:[~2021-06-02 20:08 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-05-12  6:41 Bagas Sanjaya
2021-05-12  7:00 ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-12  8:13   ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-13 13:41     ` Martin Ågren
2021-05-13 20:23       ` Junio C Hamano
2021-06-02 20:07       ` Felipe Contreras [this message]

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