[ntp:hackers] Re: magnitudes for ntpq variables

Harlan Stenn stenn at ntp.isc.org
Fri Mar 31 23:10:08 UTC 2006

Tim said:

> That said, I will VOLUNTEER to convert whatever HTML Dave produces
> into man pages. In fact, I will contribute a tool that does this
> function (and with 99% certainty, that tool will be in Perl and
> will make use of a couple of CPAN HTML-parser modules.) 

Have you seen http://ntp.isc.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=348 ?

And I'd really appreciate any and all help with improving the docs that
will be able to be produced once 4.2.1 has been released and GNU AutoGen
is "brought in".

> Yes, such a tool could be stymied by really obtuse WYSIWYG HTML tools
> but I trust Dave not to use those.

Dave uses, as I recall, Adobe GoLive.

> I know that maybe some will object to a vital tool being in Perl and maybe
> Perl's not supported on all the archaic platforms that NTP supports,
> but it'll only have to be run when the documentation changes.

No worries there - we already require perl for the build environment.


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