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Re: GSoc 2015 man-pages proposal: a parser for glibc feature test macros
- From: "Carlos O'Donell" <carlos at redhat dot com>
- To: mtk dot manpages at gmail dot com
- Cc: "libc-alpha at sourceware dot org" <libc-alpha at sourceware dot org>, linux-man <linux-man at vger dot kernel dot org>
- Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2015 13:42:43 -0500
- Subject: Re: GSoc 2015 man-pages proposal: a parser for glibc feature test macros
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On 02/19/2015 01:28 PM, Michael Kerrisk (man-pages) wrote:
>> I would be happy to be a backup mentor.
> Thank you, Carlos! Do you by chance have a login on the GSoC system;
> if so, I will add you as a project mentor there.
Should be email@example.com.
>> The idea sounds interesting. I don't know that all combinations of
>> FTMs are designed to be allowed, and I expect that the result will
>> always need some human expert cleanup.
> Agreed. But I hope for a tool that significantly eases the human task.
>> Therefore it would be good
>> to have glibc developer review of the results. I'm not suggesting
>> I should be that reviewer, but the community should review to make
>> sure it's correct.
> Yes, review would be good. In the first instance, we have a lot of
> existing mark-up in the man pages that can serve as an initial measure
> of correctness. (Of course, the man pages are also not perfectly up to
> date, so we'd discover the problems in the pages as we go.)