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From: "Martin Ågren" <>
To: Felipe Contreras <>
Cc: Junio C Hamano <>,
	Bagas Sanjaya <>,
	Git Mailing List <>,
	"brian m . carlson" <>,
	Jeff King <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] INSTALL: note about make man with Asciidoctor backend
Date: Thu, 13 May 2021 15:41:11 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <609b8e214e1b6_6e4e92087e@natae.notmuch>

On Wed, 12 May 2021 at 10:13, Felipe Contreras
<> wrote:
> Junio C Hamano wrote:
> > Bagas Sanjaya <> 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]. It's always debatable whether they're
significant or not, i.e., is a significant speed-up worth it if the
result is just-as-informative-but-a-bit-ugly-here-and-there? We should
provide some rough background here to help people and distros decide.
Maybe something like

  "This can be quite a bit faster and requires fewer dependencies, but
   please note that this is early work: there are some typographical
   issues we know of, and there might be others."

but hopefully phrased better than that. I would suggest the commit
message saying something like "I skimmed through the doc-diff between
the asciidoctor-with-xmlto and asciidoctor-without-xmlto (using
asciidoctor v2.x.y) -- there are quite many minor differences, but
nothing particularly jarring stands out".



  reply	other threads:[~2021-05-13 13:41 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 [this message]
2021-05-13 20:23       ` Junio C Hamano
2021-06-02 20:07       ` Felipe Contreras

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