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From: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
To: "Martin Ågren" <martin.agren@gmail.com>
Cc: Felipe Contreras <felipe.contreras@gmail.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: Fri, 14 May 2021 05:23:07 +0900	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <xmqqwns29ydw.fsf@gitster.g> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAN0heSrNzxSpq=trPvOHAYx_yT1W=WuN1XstzTRjHdZko-i+DA@mail.gmail.com> ("Martin =?utf-8?Q?=C3=85gren=22's?= message of "Thu, 13 May 2021 15:41:11 +0200")

Martin Ågren <martin.agren@gmail.com> writes:

>> > 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.
>> ...
>
> 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.

What does "properly handle apostrophes" refer to exactly?  I got an
impression that it was the pretty-quoting that breaks cut-and-paste,
which is a usability issue for manpages.

> 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.

That looks like a good starting point.


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

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