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Date:      Tue, 31 Oct 2017 12:54:58 +0200
From:      Konstantin Belousov <kostikbel@gmail.com>
To:        Baptiste Daroussin <bapt@freebsd.org>
Cc:        Eitan Adler <eadler@freebsd.org>, "src-committers@freebsd.org" <src-committers@freebsd.org>, "svn-src-all@freebsd.org" <svn-src-all@freebsd.org>, "svn-src-head@freebsd.org" <svn-src-head@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: svn commit: r325092 - head/usr.bin/fortune/datfiles
Message-ID:  <20171031105458.GB2566@kib.kiev.ua>
In-Reply-To: <20171031085615.5k7qqe3zeclw2yde@ivaldir.net>
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On Tue, Oct 31, 2017 at 09:56:15AM +0100, Baptiste Daroussin wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 30, 2017 at 10:33:20AM -0700, Eitan Adler wrote:
> > On 30 October 2017 at 08:15, Baptiste Daroussin <bapt@freebsd.org> wrote:
> > >>
> > >>   - Prefer UTF-8 over ISO-8859-1
> > >>   - Remove some references to printing man pages
> > >
> > > Why? it was still valid.
> > 
> > (a) Virtually no one needs this anymore
> 
> Subjective but let's say maybe
> 
> > (b) it uses non-CUPS utilities, which while they still work are non-modern.
> 
> cups do provide lpr as well, so it works both with cups and lpr from base and as
> for the non modern part I would have said different as cups is different from
> lpr, but lpr is still working fine and wildly used (I do use both).
> 
> Never the less, the tips is still very valid, and useful in a sense that it
> allows people to learn about tools lot of people have forgotten about. col(1)
> for instance which is still very useful. when I see how lots of people are
> reinventing col(1) all the time in sed,awk,python,etc... I think having tips
> that tell them col(1) and other utilities do exist is a good idea.

I think that some advise how to print man pages would be useful, but
definitely not the advise which was removed.  Printing tty rendering
of the troff source would give very poor quality of the hard copy.

The recipe should print the postscript rendering, which gives the proper
exposure of the markup and makes the printing document much more satisfying
appearance.



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