[NTG-context] suggestions for context documentation

James Fisher jameshfisher at gmail.com
Fri Mar 5 03:23:35 CET 2010


Just to clarify, I pretty much agree with everything you say.

On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 2:22 AM, James Fisher <jameshfisher at gmail.com> wrote:

> "...the book about Hasselt". That actually made me laugh out loud.  What a
> loser I am.
>
> Ok, goodnight now. :)
>
>
> On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 2:10 AM, Michael Saunders <odradek5 at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> > You mean like the beginner's manual
>> >
>> > http://www.pragma-ade.com/general/manuals/ms-cb-en.pdf
>> >
>> > and the user manual
>> >
>> > http://www.pragma-ade.com/general/manuals/cont-eni.pdf
>> >
>> ...
>> >
>> > amongst 46 others by Pragma
>>
>>
>> No, not like those.  I mean like a real manual.  I read the book
>> about Hasselt---a few examples without explanations.
>> I've looked at most of the fifty or so documents over which
>> this virtual manual is supposed to be spread.  They are about
>> as informative.  Most of these documents seem to be 5--12
>> years old.  The wiki is even more patchy.  The idea that a
>> computer manual is something that exists implicitly in the
>> discussions of a mailing list is a new idea to me.
>>
>> You can't be serious about "mk.pdf" being a manual.  Even it
>> admits, "This document is not so much a users manual as a
>> history of the development."  Little after that point is intelligible.
>>
>> Compared with the clear, abundant documentation of the
>> LaTeX world, Context seems like a secret that a small club is
>> trying to keep.  It's not even clear from the manuals that
>> development is ongoing, much less that there is some advantage
>> in using it.
>>
>> So, will there ever be a manual to MK IV?  In how many years?
>>
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