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From: "Martin Ågren" <martin.agren@gmail.com>
To: "Jean-Noël Avila" <avila.jn@gmail.com>
Cc: Jeff King <peff@peff.net>,
	"brian m. carlson" <sandals@crustytoothpaste.net>,
	Bagas Sanjaya <bagasdotme@gmail.com>,
	Git Users <git@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [RFC suggestion] Generate manpage directly with Asciidoctor
Date: Tue, 11 May 2021 20:54:33 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAN0heSpNhfmsVO5rME1xZzPPbkCuDm0ng64xWNx4xy+8ZrVz+Q@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <0fd3182c-3805-ee1b-5a35-e0c9a67892ab@gmail.com>

On Tue, 11 May 2021 at 11:04, Jean-Noël Avila <avila.jn@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On 09/05/2021 at 10:20, Martin Ågren wrote :
> >
> > I tend to think asciidoctor even renders our manpages *better* than
> > asciidoc does. Not by a huge margin, but a few things here and there.
> > Some time around the Python 2 EOL, I was about to propose flipping the
> > default, but then I went to look up the asciidoc EOL schedule, and like
> > you, I noticed that it was a lot more alive and kicking than I thought
> > it was. So it's not so much "we should flip to avoid a bitrotting
> > dependency" as it is "asciidoctor is arguably nicer" or "it's the way
> > forward".
>
> If we start to change the documentation format to "the way  forward", we
> may soon end up with a format which is no longer handled by the legacy
> asciidoc.py

We used to be in a situation where Asciidoctor looked worse and the
rendered versions were quite different. We've fixed up quite a few
discrepancies by making some change that "happens" to be a noop with one
engine but an improvement with the other. (That it just "happens" has
sometimes been my feeling anyway.) Sometimes, we've been able to improve
both by spotting a difference, so that's good.

I would also expect that with more eyes on asciidoctor-built docs
(because default) and fewer on the other, the non-default will start to
degrade.

> As stated on https://github.com/asciidoc-py/asciidoc-py :
>
> "AsciiDoc.py is a legacy processor for this syntax, handling an older
> rendition of AsciiDoc. As such, this will not properly handle the
> current AsciiDoc specification. It is suggested that unless you
> specifically require the AsciiDoc.py toolchain, you should find a
> processor that handles the modern AsciiDoc syntax."

Thanks for that quote. It's very enlightening.

> FWIW, we are already using Asciidoctor for publishing the manpages to
> https://git-scm.com

Thank you for all your work on that site!

Martin

  reply	other threads:[~2021-05-11 18:54 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 38+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-05-07  6:06 Bagas Sanjaya
2021-05-07 12:02 ` Randall S. Becker
2021-05-07 22:55   ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-07 22:57   ` brian m. carlson
2021-05-08  1:42     ` Randall S. Becker
2021-05-07 12:27 ` Đoàn Trần Công Danh
2021-05-07 12:47   ` Bagas Sanjaya
2021-05-07 23:03   ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-08  4:27     ` Bagas Sanjaya
2021-05-07 20:25 ` brian m. carlson
2021-05-07 22:19   ` Jeff King
2021-05-08  4:22     ` Bagas Sanjaya
2021-05-09  8:20     ` Martin Ågren
2021-05-09 18:46       ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-10 18:43         ` Martin Ågren
2021-05-10 22:24       ` Jeff King
2021-05-11  4:27         ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-11  6:13           ` Jeff King
2021-05-11  8:03             ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-11 12:44               ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-05-11 19:00                 ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-11 19:09                   ` Jeff King
2021-05-11 20:22                     ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-11 23:14           ` brian m. carlson
2021-05-12  1:44             ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-11 18:45         ` Martin Ågren
2021-05-11 19:07           ` Jeff King
2021-05-11 19:11             ` Martin Ågren
2021-05-11 20:14             ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-11  9:04       ` Jean-Noël Avila
2021-05-11 18:54         ` Martin Ågren [this message]
2021-05-07 23:35   ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-07 23:57     ` brian m. carlson
2021-05-08  3:10       ` Jeff King
2021-05-08  3:23         ` Jeff King
2021-05-09  0:22         ` brian m. carlson
2021-05-09  8:29     ` Martin Ågren
2021-05-07 22:48 ` Felipe Contreras

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