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Re: [Groff] Correct protocol for making changes

From: Eric S. Raymond
Subject: Re: [Groff] Correct protocol for making changes
Date: Fri, 2 Feb 2007 19:12:10 -0500
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Werner LEMBERG <address@hidden>:
> Just look at this example:
>   .TS
>   tab (@);
>   r r.
>   address@hidden
>   xxx  @yyy
>   .TE
> this gives
>     xxx   yyy
>   xxx     yyy

That's clear enough.  The trailing spaces interact badly with 'r'
justification.  Similarly, leading spaces would produce a visible
glitch with 'l' justification.

But trailing spaces should be safe with 'l' justification (and 
leading spaces with 'r') except in the odd circumstance that 
the spaces happen to extend past the tab point due to some 
wacky point-size change.  I think.

If you know of a counterxample to this, I am willing to be instructed.
                <a href="";>Eric S. Raymond</a>

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