On Mon, Nov 15, 2021 at 06:42:20PM +0000, Thomas Adam wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 15, 2021 at 07:04:57PM +0100, Dominik Vogt wrote:
> > Guessed so.  I believe automake + autoconf should support that
> > automatically in the generated rules, but it needs to be tested.
> > Anybody here who knows how that works?
> You don't get it for free, which is why you need the custom install/uninstall
> targets:
> https://www.gnu.org/software/autoconf/manual/autoconf-2.69/html_node/Transformation-Rules.html#Transformation-Rules

Yes, you don't get it free from autoconf, but automake should do
it(?)  You can even prefix the man page rules with "notrans_" to
prevent transformation, but I don't know what this is all about.
I'd expect that transformation is done at install time, not at
build time?  Anyway, someone who knows what is necessary needs to
test it.


Now, about the contents of the new man pages:  Splitting has not
bought us that much yet.  75% of the contents are now in the
commands man page.  It's difficult to remove more things from that
because the command list also contains general topics like menus,
session management and coloursets.  Moving these parts to
different pages would also remove them from the command list.  The
original man page just has a bad structure.

It's not obvious how to move the Style command (a subsection of
the commands page) to a different file without cluttering the
source with ifdefs.


Dominik ^_^  ^_^


Dominik Vogt

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