Docu, docu...

Götz Borkowski GoetzKA@t-online.de
Tue Jun 26 15:51:00 GMT 2001


Hi Larry,

please see replies below directly following parts of citatation:

Larry Hall (RFK Partners Inc) schrieb:
> 
> At 03:33 PM 6/26/2001, Götz Borkowski wrote:
> >Hello,
> >
> >having "sucked" Cygwin for NT some weeks before,
> >I found a lot of useful libraries (e.g. libregex...)
> >but neither manpages nor infos nor other
> >kind of documentation about this stuff.
> >Does documentation exist? And, if so, where to get it from?
> >
> >Thanks and greetings
> >Goetz
> 
> Various packages put documentation under /usr/doc as well as installing
> man and info pages under /usr/man and /usr/info.  If you don't have files
> in these places, rerun setup from www.cygwin.com.

This is exactly what I did (in order to upgrade). Further, I 
looked up every site (within cygwin folders and subfolders) that 
COULD contain any more docu - including man pages and info files.
Additionally, I browsed Redhat's web site for more detailed info.
 - Results:
For some parts of the distribution, there is definitely
no docu supplied. This applies mainly to the various (non-ansi) libraries, 
but also applies in part to the standard lib's as well. All I found was a
bare-bone list
containing just the function NAMES of certain lib functions. No prototypes,
no explanations. This list is found at Redhat's web site.
Thus, I'm sure that the distribution (as sucked) is incomplete
in documentation.
However (I know, I'm tending to repeat some stuff ;-)) I cannot
imagine that libs (or stuff) is distributed while REALLY no docu exists:
Such libs (or whatoever) were certain to be useless. So, I'm going on 
searching for missing docu... At least partially, it should exist.
Thus, the question remains: Where is it?!

Thanks and greetinx,
Goetz

> 
> Larry

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