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Re: [Groff] .eo and comments

From: Ruslan Ermilov
Subject: Re: [Groff] .eo and comments
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2001 12:55:03 +0200
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On Wed, Nov 21, 2001 at 08:32:16AM +0100, Werner LEMBERG wrote:
> The book `Unix Text Processing' says:
>   As far as we can tell by experiment, turning the escape character
>   off entirely with .eo does not affect the comment sequence \"; ...
> So the following
>   .eo
>   This\" is a test.
>   .ec
>   This\" is a test.
> shall apparently produce
>   This This
> Can someone please test this with UNIX troff?  groff behaves
> differently, i.e., it yields
>   This\" is a test.  This
> which I consider the correct processing.  I won't change groff's
> behaviour, but I want to document the difference properly.
I checked this on UnixWare 7 box which has original BSD troff and
nroff; it behaves like groff, as shown above.

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