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Re: [HACKERS] Re: interactive pgsql book

From: "Poul L(dot) Christiansen" <plc(at)faroenet(dot)fo>
To: Benjamin Adida <ben(at)mit(dot)edu>
Cc: Vince Vielhaber <vev(at)michvhf(dot)com>, Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>, PostgreSQL-documentation <docs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Re: interactive pgsql book
Date: 2000-05-24 15:34:08
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Benjamin Adida wrote:

> on 5/24/00 12:02 PM, Vince Vielhaber at vev(at)michvhf(dot)com wrote:
> > On Wed, 24 May 2000, Bruce Momjian wrote:
> >
> >> That is quite interesting.  Let me CC this over to the hackers/docs
> >> lists to see if we want to do this for our main docs.
> >>
> >> As for my book, I want those messages sent to me so I can fix them or
> >> add information to the book.  I think maybe we want the same thing for
> >> the manuals.  We want to get suggestions so we can compile them into the
> >> manuals and add to them, rather than having comments, but I am
> >> interested to hear what others say.
> >
> > By "interactive" I ass/u/me Poul is referring to PHP's annotated manual.
> > I've found that to save me HOURS due to oddball little quirks that someone
> > else discovered first and noted in the annotated docs.
> >
> > I'd not only support this, if it's wanted I'll make sure it's implemented.
> I'm not trying to start any kind of war, but since OpenACS is being
> considered for community management already, it can automatically set up
> HTML file annotation with no extra effort. All you do is add the HTML files
> to the doc directory and sync up with the database (one click), and you've
> got user-contributed annotations (with moderation if you so desire).
> This is similar to Philip Greenspun's docs.
> -Ben

If OpenACS has the features that I've mentioned, then I see no need to re-invent
the wheel.

When will we be able to use OpenACS?

- Poul L. Christiansen

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