[Doc-SIG] nroff/troff

Kenneth McDonald kenneth.m.mcdonald at gmail.com
Fri May 20 02:51:45 CEST 2005

I haven't used these systems in quite a while so I don't know what
state they are in, but I still like the way they did things far better
than any other system I've seen. Much, much easier to learn than
LaTeX, but still very capable. Just wanted to comment.

Come to think of it, they might make a decent markup language for
incode documentation too.

And they really are easy to learn, at least to get off the ground with.


> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Bill Janssen <janssen at parc.xerox.com>
> To: Torsten Bronger <bronger at physik.rwth-aachen.de>
> Date: Thu, 19 May 2005 15:58:50 PDT
> Subject: Re: [Doc-SIG] Python docs in reST?
> > Do you really think that troff is suitable for large, modern
> > documentation?
> Yes.  Entire operating systems have been documented with it.  In
> addition, the excellent GNU Troff (groff) system by James Clark and a
> host of others will produce Postscript or HTML output, among other
> formats.
> But I like even simpler systems, such as runoff or roff.

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