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[Groff] Re: groff + mp

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: [Groff] Re: groff + mp
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2006 20:38:48 +0100 (CET)

> >> I see a difference in approaches.  You are after metapost for
> >> groff (metapost pictures in groff document), while I am after
> >> groff for metapost (groff-made labels in metapost output).
> >
> > Exactly.  Thus my remark to merge both approaches into a single
> > script.  To make such a script user-friendly is probably the most
> > work...
> >> I want us to try to push groff support into the next metapost
> >> version.

What do you want the MetaPost people do?

> 1. Recognize that there are 2 users of troff labels in metapost.


>   The scripts are user-friendly for us.

Mhmm, not really.

>   Since I run metapost from make for the most time,
>   running one more script is not a problem.

At least the options `--help' and `--version' should do something...

>   (As I have already done with my previous patch to dmp, that
>    enabled groff support, but did not jettison the remnants of the
>    support for Ma Bell troff.

I think there are good chances that such patches are applied to the
MetaPost source files.

> BTW.  I think the latter support was broken netertheless.  Can you
> check?)

I can't.  I don't have an old troff running.


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