[haiku] Re: GRRR! [was: Re: Man]

  • From: François Revol <revol@xxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 00:31:01 +0200

Le 31 août 2010 à 00:09, Oliver Tappe a écrit :

> Html is the format that bridges the gap between console/GUI best, and it is 
> clearly superior to man for it's navigability (just try out the 
> documentation for gcc and you'll see what I mean).

Which is why info was invented, to have better navigability than man.
The info mode in *emacs is very alike web pages.

> However, I've always found console based browsers a bit awkward. That's why 
> I'm asking: can we live with links (our console based browser, it seems) as 
> console-based documentation viewer? Is w3m (or any other browser) better 
> for that task?

Never tried w3m.

Links should be ok, though we probably don't want to ship it with the GUI 
enabled, though it works quite well since I added it, it means bundling a ton 
of "fonts" (glyph PNGs actually) in a 3.7MB binary.


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