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Re: [Bug 738169] [NEW] .RD macro contains .ie without .el, breaking call
Re: [Bug 738169] [NEW] .RD macro contains .ie without .el, breaking caller's code
Sat, 19 Mar 2011 12:15:39 +0000
On Sat, Mar 19, 2011 at 11:56:48AM -0000, jimav wrote:
> The .RD macro in /usr/share/groff/*/tmac/m.tmac causes .ie / .el pairs
> to mis-behave IN THE USER'S CODE if the optional 'string' argument is
> not passed to the .RD macro.
> The problem seems to be a bug in the RD macro which contains ab .ie
> without a mathcing .el (it should be just .if, not .ie). This causes
> the next .el to be seen by the roff processor to be matched with the
> .ie inside the RD macro, even though the .el is in a enclosing block,
> such as the user's code.
> I will attach a small demo script and a patch.
(For bug-groff: demo script is at
while the patch is
Thanks for your report. I can reproduce it with groff 1.21, and the
same problem appears to be present in CVS HEAD, so forwarding upstream.
Colin Watson address@hidden
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