How can I get regular Unix man pages for glib functions instead of relying on
I noticed that
gtk-doc does have gtkdoc-mkman, but I haven’t seen much documentation for how to use this, and I do have the debian
gtk-doc-tools package installed which includes
When building glib with:
meson setup build -Dgtk_doc=true
HTML documentation is generated under
build/docs/reference/html however I don’t see any man pages generated.
Seems like there must be a straight-foward way to use
gtkdoc-mkman to build manual pages for glib and other gnome libraries.
Anyone know the way?
gnome.gtkdoc wrapper in Meson does not call
gtkdoc-mkman, so nothing will ever build man pages unless it’s part of a custom target.
I doubt anybody has ever actually tested the man page support on anything the size of GLib, so it’s not even known if
gtkdoc-mkman works, let alone its output. On top of that, gtk-doc is mostly unmaintained these days, so it’s unclear whether fixes would be merged.
In practice, given the size of GLib or GTK, man pages would be massive: we are talking about thousands of symbols. Man pages would also be a very poor substitute for Devhelp, given the lack of cross-referencing.
I would be interested in the man pages too. I don’t think that their size matters.
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