tk man, perl man, and man servers

tk man, perl man, and man servers

Post by Tom Christianse » Mon, 01 Nov 1993 00:43:01



I wrote about problems geting tk man and tk in general up.  Ok, the
problem was the darn default environment on my Sun.  Compiling under
gcc made it work ok.  I don't know why.

The hypertext interface is (modulo some key bindings) just what I wanted.

However, there are quite a few important things that tk man doesn't handle
well that perl man does; I'm working with tk man's author on these.  What
I'm thinking is to make a server version of the perl man program, and
allow any program that wants to to talk to it.  tk man could do that, too,
and save on quite a bit of complexity of all it had to do was the gui.

A local man daemon would cause extremely rapid startup for a local man
program, be able to maintain consistency of the databases in the face of
random installations, etc.  And of course remote version would allow other
cools things.

Hope to see you all in Monterey at LISA!  The plane's about to leave...

--tom
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      "Will Hack Perl for Fine Food and Fun"
        Boulder Colorado  303-444-3212

 
 
 

tk man, perl man, and man servers

Post by Scott Schwar » Mon, 01 Nov 1993 03:31:17


   I'm thinking is to make a server version of the perl man program, and
   allow any program that wants to to talk to it.

Before you start coding that, take a look at Tony Sanders

can browse man pages with something like xmosaic or tkwww.
(The URL is http://www.bsdi.com/).

 
 
 

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