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Re: [Groff] macro wrappers

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: [Groff] macro wrappers
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2001 02:21:50 +0200 (CEST)

> When groff wraps preexisting macros, it does so by generating
> files similar to the following:
>       .cp 1
>       .so /usr/share/lib/tmac/s
> Doesn't this leave the user with compatibility mode on, regardless
> of whether or not the user has requested it?

Yes, this is intentional.

> And in that case, don't files generated by programs such as geqn
> cause trouble?

No.  geqn saves the compatibility status, switches compatibility mode
off and restores the compatibility status afterwards.

The only problem is that the user isn't asked currently whether he or
she wants to use the old UNIX macros at all.


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