[tex-live] texdoc suggestion for the cool package

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Wed Dec 8 22:33:07 CET 2010

On 8 December 2010 Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard wrote:

 > > I don't know what to do with vntex-man.pdf.  Maybe Manuel can give
 > > advice.  I didn't find out from the texdoc code how catalogue tags are
 > > handled.
 > Well, you didn't find that part of the code because there is none!
 > The actual contents of the "details" field are mostly ignored,
 > since it's basically free-form text. The idea is, if the file was
 > worth a comment in the catalogue, then it's probably worth a score
 > bonus. I hope Robin won't start adding comments like "don't read
 > this" :-)
 > (Full disclaimer: I lied and texdoc does look at the content, but
 > only to see if it contains the string "readme", then it gives it a
 > lesser bonus.)
 > >  If "manual" has a higher precedence than "documentation", it
 > > would be sufficient to assign:
 > > 
 > >   vntex.pdf     ==> 'Package manual'
 > >   vntex-man.pdf ==> 'Package documentation'
 > > 
 > > Manuel, any suggestions?
 > > 
 > None at all on this point.
 > Currently, there is an alias vntex=vntex that forces vntex.pdf to
 > be the first result. If vntex gets any comment in the catalogue,
 > then this alias will become useless and my alias checking script
 > will warn me, so I'll eventually remove it.

Thanks for the explanation.


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