Re: [tip:perfcounters/core] perf_counter tools: Generate percommand manpages (and pdf/html, etc.)

From: Ingo Molnar
Date: Sat May 30 2009 - 13:23:30 EST

* Sam Ravnborg <sam@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> > > > Import Git's nice .txt => {man/html/pdf} generation machinery.
> >
> > The .txt files were already present, so the patch is largely the
> > infrastructure patch. The fixes to .txt files were minimal.
> We do not copy Git's .txt => {man/html/pdf} support only to
> support perfcounters.
> Either perfcounters use the infrastructure already present or it
> establish a parallel infrastrucutre we can start to migrate over
> to.
> In an area where there is so little interest shown as in
> documentation generation we do not want to have two different ways
> to generate man pages, html etc.
> IMO the ascii doc support from git is superior to what we have
> today so I am all for replacing the current stuff. But then we
> should do is properly and not as some perfconuter only stuff.

I still think you are misunderstanding it. It is a user-space
tool(-set) with its own needs to install manpages and other
documentation. Look at the code.

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