From: Alexander Nasonov (alnsn_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-12-14 01:54:28
Rene Rivera wrote:
> Ah, seems like a very bad idea to me. I think writing code that is so
> platform dependent and is commonly known to be available as the separate
> utility "more" will create more problems than it would solve.
I completely agree.
> A better idea is to add that functionality to the configure script
> itself. Just have it figure out a paging program to use to send such
> output to.
Does it really a problem that more is unavailable? In other words, why
introduce more complexity when it's enough to instruct people to use
more or their favorite pager?
> Personally I wouldn't add such a thing at all. I would think you would
> be hard pressed to find Unix users who don't know how to use "more", or
> use a terminal/shell window with a scroll bar.
I wouldn't do either but I can easily imagine new generation C++
developer who just installed Fedora/Ubuntu/etc, opened KDevelop or other
IDE and would like to play with boost but has no idea yet how to use
bash. Boost's getting started guide would be a first bash guide for them
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