Back from vacation. 180 hours ago the world looked quite
Now it's cold, rainy and dark. Oh well.
No, i don't mind rain. It's just that the rain is cold, which isn't really how i like it.
Oh well, i'll return some day. I liked the people.
The problem is that pod is not good enough, texinfo can't generate manual pages. Let's sort the important points:
- i'm not going to duplicate information. It's bad enough that code, --help output and documentation can get out of sync, anything more is just not acceptable.
- any system i work on shall have all needed tools installed by default.
- i want manual pages. They don't have to be perfect.
- i want reasonable html output (this rules out pod).
- i also like printed manuals.
I feel a temptation to write the documentation in texinfo and use a slightly modified man2html for the manual pages, but that's still not good enough.
It seems that i'm never satisfied with whatever solution i use for manuals. I started with ASCII text, then i used texinfo, tried a number of other documentation systems, went back to texinfo (using a number of wrappers around it, it didn't like umlauts back then), tried html, tried a number of html wrappers, want back to nroff / man, and finally i tried pod. Not a single solution lasted for more than a year.
Work hasn't been funny this week. I'm again at the point
been in september and october, and that's alarming, meaning
that i'm not feeling well here anymore (and judging from
i hear some other people share this feeling).
I'm tired of doing patchwork on other peoples projects, especially since i don't see any chance to finish my own stuff. I'm also tired of getting spam complaints. I'm tired of the misorganisation here. I'm tired of not having the wrench needed to assemble a 19'-rack (it's not the only tool missing).
Almost nothing happened at home. I'm tempted to move. But where to? Simple answer: somewhere near the coast (being able to reach the sea in less than 2.5 hours? Really tempting). But it seems that 99% of the job openings are in the other direction.