How to use Python well?

Jorgen Grahn grahn+nntp at snipabacken.se
Sat Feb 19 09:43:42 CET 2011


On Sat, 2011-02-19, Ben Finney wrote:
> Roy Smith <roy at panix.com> writes:
...
>> HTML also gives you much greater formatting flexibility than what's
>> still basically 35-year old nroff.
>
> Full agreement there.

Some disagreement here. There are typographical features in
nroff/troff today which you don't get in web browsers: ligatures and
hyphenation for example.

Then of course there's the argument that "formatting flexibility"
isn't a good thing for reference manuals -- you want them to look
similar no matter who wrote them. (Not that all man pages look similar
in reality, but there are some pretty decent conventions which most
follow).

/Jorgen

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