[BL] htmldoc 16
ariadne at ausreg.com
Mon Jan 22 18:10:47 EST 2007
On Sun, 21 Jan 2007 21:10:34 +0000
Lee Forrest <lforrestster at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 22, 2007 at 02:18:11PM +1100, Ron Clarke wrote:
> > Hi Folks,
> > Well, I tried to build htmldoc on my BL3 installation.
> > It configured OK - at least no error messages - but "make" ended with an error.
> > Looks like it didn't find something it was looking for, but the screen scribblings meant nothing to me.
> > Perhaps this one is not for BL3 - there is mention in the docs that it needs at least linux 2.4 ... ?
> I was just wondering why all of your lines are always indented
> like that.
It is what I choose to do, nothing to do with the software creating it.
> doesn't make for a very readable post, especially
> after it's quoted for a reply.
Of course, I take a contrary view, otherwise I wouldn't do it. :)
>Is that sylpheed?
In this case, yes.
> I left it as it is, rather than running it through my
> text-formatting macro, as I usually do. But even then it still
> looks strange. Like a poster rather than a letter.
On the contrary, this is the way I write my letters. And the way I produce my professional documents.
It is something I learned about when I was much younger - about 50 years ago - be generous with white space, it makes it much easier on the eyes and easier to read and understand. This is something of a necessity when one is writing professional scientific reports, scientific communications of most kinds, and also monographs to be read by a non-scientific audience when it is rather important that it be read easily and understood, e.g. safety manuals, chemical manufacturing procedures and the like, especially when there is a reason to jump backwards and forwards through the text.
Personally, I find a solid block of text to be almost impenetrable and most difficult to follow. Maybe my eyes are not as young as yours. So, by all means use your text-formatting macro if it makes it easier for you to read.
> As for the "screen scribblings", I can indeed relate to that! If any of it stands out,
> post it. Someone might be able to make sense of it. Probably something like:
> undefined reference to...
Just: *** error !
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