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Date: Sun, 30 Jun 2013 15:29:14 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Re: Request for volunteers

> On Sun, Jun 30, 2013 at 01:02:03PM +0200, Daniel Cegieƅ*ka wrote:
>> Rich, you missed something:
>> 6. Man pages for musl. We need to describe the functions and
>> namespaces in header files.
> This is a good topic for discussion. My documentation goal for 1.0 has
> been aligned with the earlier docs outline proposal I sent to the list
> a while back. Full man pages would be a much bigger task, and it's not
> even something a volunteer could do without some major collaboration
> with people who have a detailed understanding of every function in
> musl. (Sadly, wrong man pages are probably worse than no man pages.)
> What might be better for the near future is to get the POSIX man pages
> project updated to match POSIX-2008+TC1 so that users of musl who want

I seem to recall running across the request for this; IIRC, the
maintainer said he'd wait until TOG uploaded an nroff tarball for

> man pages for libc functions can install them and have them match the
> current version. Separate man pages could then be made for nonstandard
> functions or functions that require significant implementation
> specific documentation, possibly based on the Linux man pages project,
> but with glibc-specific information just removed (for functions that
> are predominantly kernel-level) or changed (where documenting musl
> semantics matters).
> Rich

The linux man pages project may focus on glibc, but they document
differences in other Linux libc versions; it might make sense to try
sending them patches that document musl differences.
Besides avoiding a new project, this would be more convenient for those
targetting multiple systems (eventually, a developer on Debian or RHEL
would  see it while reading the man page...).
Of course, this doesn't cover the man pages for BSD-specific functions.

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