From: Paul A. Bristow (boost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-10-17 08:02:27
I can't pull an example from Boost docs to mind immediately (though I recall
that I had some trouble with the Test library, perhaps for more complex reasons)
but you are right that it is tables that often cause trouble.
A recent non-Boost example is reading the Sun info on floating point
where the crucial table of floating point numbers would not print - I had to
ferret in the html source and cut and paste into my favorite text editor.
Of US-authored web pages in general, I would say that about a third fail to
print correctly. Boost is very much better than most because it Keeps It Simple
But I surmise that a small amount of guidance to authors would achieve
Sadly I am not expert enough to know what it is :-(
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> Subject: RE: [boost] printing documentation on A4
> gee, you wouldn't think that 0.23" would make that much difference.
> Paul, have you an example of such a page or so?
> At Tuesday 2002/10/15 14:24, you wrote:
> >At 07:28 AM 10/15/2002, Paul A. Bristow wrote:
> > >> Yes. I think it should be part of the boost requirements. A bain
> > >> of mine is the number of boost document pages that won't print
> > >> on A4 paper because <pre> code is too long.
> > >
> > >This is a serious nuisance for International Standard Paper users!
> > >
> > >Please can the Boost documentation guide document how to avoid this please.
> > >I am sure that many authors are oblivous to the nuisance that this causes.
> >Can you suggest wording?
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