[tex-live] Bug in syntax package

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Fri Sep 8 11:24:09 CEST 2006

siep kroonenberg wrote:

> On Thu, Sep 07, 2006 at 10:27:44AM -0400, John R. Culleton wrote:
> > On Thursday 07 September 2006 09:50, Robin Fairbairns wrote:
> > 
> > > however, distributing compiled documentation is
> > > inevitably an overhead by comparison with a source-only distribution.
> >
> > Which if I understand you is precisely my point. Source is
> > smaller and allows the reader to customize the document to
> > his/her needs. 
> OTOH, if you DON'T include compiled documentation then you have to
> make double sure that the documentation will indeed compile on an
> arbitrary system, which looks like a hassle to me.

most docs _will_ compile on arbitrary systems, but many offer barriers
to compilation (on any system).  hence my position: compiled docs are
a requirement in a distribution that's supposedly easy to use.

john's quote omitted that part of my argument.


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