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Re: [Groff] The case against the case against .EX/.EE & .DS/.DE

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: [Groff] The case against the case against .EX/.EE & .DS/.DE
Date: Fri, 29 Dec 2006 08:59:05 +0100 (CET)

> Personally, I would prefer having .nf/.in/.fi used in man pages
> over .DS/.DE -- the display macros hold the contents on a single
> page and when writing man pages that might be rendered in plain text,
> PDF/PS, or HTML, I'm not crazy about this model.

I like .DS/.DE very much, but it isn't useful, as you correctly state,
to apply it blindly to a large chunk of code.  I normally do something
like this:

    logical block 1
    logical block 2

mainly to avoid that code blocks start or end with a single line on a

This approach works fine with both groff and TeX.


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