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Re: [Groff] tbl problems in man

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: [Groff] tbl problems in man
Date: Tue, 06 Feb 2007 11:21:30 +0100 (CET)

> Yes, I could go back, find tables with T} in them, and revert them
> to list markup and similar kluges.  But that would just bring us
> trouble from another direction.  Many of the weird constructs I
> replaced with tables (I'm thinking, for example, of the T2 macro in
> will completely break manhtml and non-groff viewers.
> That's why I moved a lot of this stuff to tables to begin with.

What's the problem with .TQ?  Most of the data in can be
represented with this macro in a satisfying way, I believe.

> Instead, let's steal a trick from the HTML book and implement a
> column width syntax that specifies a fraction of total line width.

Example, please.  It's not completely clear to me what you want to do.


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