[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [Groff] Replacing groff with troff?

From: Larry McVoy
Subject: Re: [Groff] Replacing groff with troff?
Date: Mon, 31 May 2010 21:05:27 -0700
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Wed, May 26, 2010 at 05:09:23PM +1000, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
> There's currently a discussion going on in the FreeBSD project about
> replacing groff (which is part of the base system, mainly to process
> man pages) with a specialized man page processor, and relegate groff
> to the Ports Collection as an add-on.  During the discussion, Plan 9
> troff was mentioned (
> That's the first I've heard of it being readily available, but I'm
> sure others have heard of it.  I'd like to hear opinions.

As a long time roff user I can state that groff is better.  And the 
BSD guys prolly have no reason to complain, does FSF own groff or 
is it James?

Either way, groff is enough better that I wouldn't look back.

With props to Joe for a fine tool.
Larry McVoy                lm at 

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]