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Re: \s[] gives syntax error (should restore previous size)

From: Jim Avera
Subject: Re: \s[] gives syntax error (should restore previous size)
Date: Tue, 05 Mar 2013 10:02:20 -0800
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Thanks for fixing the docs.

I'm curious, though, why \s can not support the no-argument form
in the same way that \f and \F do.


On 03/05/2013 12:07 AM, Werner LEMBERG wrote:
# \s[] causes a syntax error.  According to 'info groff'
# \s with no argument should restore the previous point size
Ah, this is badly formulated in the info manual.  The groff(7) manpage
documents it correctly.

`\s' *always* needs an numeric argument.  So the valid forms to return
to the previous size are


It's the `.ps' request which can be called without an argument.

Fixed in CVS, thanks.


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