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Re: [Groff] end position of D commands

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: [Groff] end position of D commands
Date: Thu, 01 Nov 2001 02:12:48 +0100 (CET)

> > As so often, this depends on how you interpret the classical troff
> > manual. They don't always spell it out. The classical troff
> > definition is consistent with
> > 
> >   "The end of a drawn object defined by coordinates is the position
> >    reached at the last coordinate. The end of an ellipse or
> >    circle is at its right side."
> > 
> > The [g]troff manual only spells this out.
> > 
> Why the hack, do you cling to this blunder polygoning?  The
> classical text speaks about the end after drawing, not a word about
> coordinates.  And this is a reasonable position.  I changed
> to the classical compatibility behavior. Any objections?

Yes, I object.  If Clark talks about `Unix troff', he means the AT&T
implementation.  Before changing anything here, please test \D'p...'
with Unix troff.  If it behaves similar to groff (even if it isn't
documented properly in the AT&T troff manual), nothing should be


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