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Date: 2008-06-23 (13:25)
From: Pietro Abate <Pietro.Abate@p...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] A question about the ocaml man page

This is not stricly really related with this thread, but I started to
re-write the ocaml man pages a while ago and to convert them to docbook .

My working repo is here, if you're interesting in helping out.  The idea
is then to use the same pages to write ocamlduce and jocaml man pages as
well... There is still quite a bit of work to do... 


On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 01:07:11PM +0100, David Allsopp wrote:
> > > I have just installed the ocaml 3.10.2. I noticed there are 35
> > > executable files for ocaml generated under /usr/local/bin, but only 15
> > > man files for ocaml under /usr/local/man. What about the other
> > > executable files under /usr/local/bin? For example, there is no man page
> > > for /usr/local/bin/camlp4 command, how do I know how to use this
> > > command? Thanks.
> >
> > You should prefer the HTML manuals rather than the mans.
> > The mans are mainly to remind quickly some command line arguments.
> Totally agree, though it's pretty irritating when you find a command in
> [/usr/local]/bin, have no idea where it came from[1], and man foo or info
> foo both come up with nothing! Even if the man page only pointed the reader
> in the direction of the HTML manual, that would be better than nothing,
> IMHO. 
> Feature request in the bug tracker, perhaps?
> David
> [1] The fact that most, if not all, OCaml commands contain "caml" in them is
> a good hint in this case, of course!
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