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Re: [Groff] Side coments

From: Miklos Somogyi
Subject: Re: [Groff] Side coments
Date: Sat, 14 Nov 2009 09:13:45 +1100


Thank you for the mild rebuke, but info.groff is not exactly my friend.

We are talking about a silly bug that could be fixed in a few minutes. Much more work is to document it, to circumvent it, writing e-mails back-n-forth about it. The idea that whilst I am working on something, I need to be interrupted with a tour to info.groff
about trailing spaces and tabs does not appeal to me.

But I accept that for you "legacy" is the name of the game, and that GNU heaven is happy with the status quo, integer arithmetic & all things like that included. I just stated my opinion, I apologize if I offended you.


On 14/11/2009, at 00:51 AM, Werner LEMBERG wrote:

This is a rather inelegant solution but it works.

Interesting thing:

.so file\"                  \" does not work (utter chaos)

???  This works just fine.  Are you perhaps missing a final newline?

.so file <tabs>       \" does not work

This is for compatibility with legacy troff; this limitation was there
from the beginning and is well-documented.

PS I did not know that I can ignore " at the start of the string

This is documented too.  `info groff' is your friend...


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