Re: More Man Page Patches

Geoff Burling (geoff@agora.rdrop.com)
Thu, 13 Dec 2001 12:08:48 -0800 (PST)





On Wed, 12 Dec 2001, Sasha Vasko wrote:

> On Wednesday 12 December 2001 19:20, you wrote:
> > These go against the man pages for Audio, Pager, Wharf, WinList
> > & Zharf. And there are still errors or bugs in the man pages . . .
> >
> > <mode=trying not to rant>
> > Yesterday, when I pointed out that there was a problem with the
> > documented switches to Tile, I thought this was probably due to the
> > fact that the Tile module doesn't seem to see much use -- if any --
> > & that a little QA'ing would fix an embarassing but otherwise
> > minor bug.
> >
> > However, after spending a few hours comparing what is stated in
> > the man pages with what usage() reports, & looking at the source
> > code for the 19 modules & the afterstep binary, I have found that
> > things have gotten seriously out of sync. At some points the man
> > page is correct, at other points what usage() reports is correct,
> > & at still others one has to read the source code -- even when the
> > source code *should* conform to what the man page says.
> >
> > As long as I'm not stepping on anyone's toes here, what I'd like to
> > do is play janitor & clean this part of the code up. It looks to
> > me that someone tried to make usage() compliant with what the
> > GNU standard is for command line interfaces (section 18, if you're
> > curious) with a quick sed insert, but didn't go back & confirm that
> > the --help|-h, --version|-v, -f switches *actually* worked.
> >
>
> All applied to CVS. Keep them coming :)
>
> > I'm not claiming that I'm a C programming guru; just an unemployed
> > QA guy who wants to help make AfterStep a better application.
>
> Really appreciate this :) Althou sorry to hear about unemployment :(
>
> >
> > Geoff
>
>
> Sasha
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