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Re: [PATCH 0/7] Various docs improvements

From: Daniel Kiper
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/7] Various docs improvements
Date: Thu, 19 May 2022 20:43:00 +0200
User-agent: NeoMutt/20170113 (1.7.2)

On Wed, May 11, 2022 at 09:56:17PM -0500, Glenn Washburn wrote:
> The first 4 patches need no explanation. The 5th patch creates a new section
> just for loader commands and moves loader commands to that section from the
> general commands section. Patch #6 adds an itemized list of currently
> under-documented loader commands to the text part of the loader command
> section. And patch #7 adds a new section for undocumented commands and
> contains an itemized list of undocumented commands (now minimally documented!)
> These two lists of undocumented commands was partially generated by grepping
> for command registration in the source and pulling out the registered command
> name and help string. The hope is that these two lists will make it easier for
> non-programmers (or anyone) to contribute to GRUB by choosing a command to
> flesh out. Also, I wanted this list so that I have a way to quickly see all
> the available commands to choose potentially interesting ones for use. So
> far I've found some commands that I didn't know existed.
> I don't particularly like how patch #6 renders to html, with the justification
> of the two itemized lists (one of the undocumented loader commands and the
> other the documented loader commands) being different. I'm open to suggestiong
> on how this might be improved.
> Glenn
> Glenn Washburn (7):
>   docs: Fix spelling typo and remove unnecessary spaces
>   docs: Make note that sendkey is only available on i386-pc
>   docs: Make note of i386-pc specific usage of halt command
>   docs: Markup loader commands with @command tag
>   docs: Create command section for loader commands
>   docs: Add under documented loader commands to beginning of loader
>     section
>   docs: Add section for general undocumented commands

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