[fpc-pascal] OS/2 INF help support

Tomas Hajny XHajT03 at mbox.vol.cz
Tue Sep 8 17:20:55 CEST 2009

On Tue, September 8, 2009 17:05, Marco van de Voort wrote:
> In our previous episode, Tomas Hajny said:
>> >> (NewView) implemented in Object Pascal (I think it's Free Pascal
>> >> Compiler compatible).
>> >
>> > Don't forget licensing issues. Also keep in mind that portable editors
>> and
>> > generators for HTML are plenty. What about .INF? Is there a Latex2inf?
>> There is Texinfo2Ipf and HTML2IPF and also probably some others, surely
>> all with their limitations. Nevertheless, I'm not sure if .INF is more
>> interesting/better than CHM nowadays (except for the fact that I'm not
>> aware of a CHM viewer for OS/2, which is an important downside for me
>> personally, of course ;-) ).
> Then fix the textmode IDE for OS/2 :-)

Would it start working as a general CHM viewer then (including e.g.
display of embedded pictures in text mode)? ;-)

> Point is the CHM support is quite far atm, and I don't think it makes
> sense
> to add another format. I'm also seriously thinking to cull some of the
> legacy formats out of the IDE when the transition is ready.

Fine, let's discuss this (dropping of formats) on case by case basis. E.g.
OS/2 API documentation is only available in .INF. Dropping .INF
automatically means dropping support for these documents.


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