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Re: [bug #53547] [PATCH] tmac/groff_ms.7.man: Change bold '[' and ']' to

From: G. Branden Robinson
Subject: Re: [bug #53547] [PATCH] tmac/groff_ms.7.man: Change bold '[' and ']' to roman and other tidying
Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2018 22:59:17 -0400
User-agent: NeoMutt/20170113 (1.7.2)

Caveat: I haven't made a commit in a few months, so apply due weight to
my opinion.

At 2018-04-15T04:08:28+0200, Ingo Schwarze wrote:
> Bjarni,
> i don't have the time to read your long-winded rants, and i doubt
> that others have.

Personally I appreciate the amount of spit and polish Bjarni is willing
to apply to the groff man pages.  True, there are things he could do to
package his concerns more palatably, like not using the structured output of 
what I
assume is a personal style checker as the primary body of his report,
and by not having far and away the groff development community's longest
.signature file.

The former is best recast for reading by mere English-speaking humans
who communicate through conversation, since we do not have an AI agent
to process the bug backlog.  The latter I regard as a personal

> Please go away.
> The point of my reply to this ticket was that wading through such
> tickets to find whether anything of value is hidden in them is not
> worth the time and effort it requires.  Quite obviously, that implies
> that explaining in detail why the aspects of the ticket that are
> bogus, unimportant, and wrong are so is even less worth the time
> it would require.  Explaining it is also useless because it's obvious
> to anyone with sufficient experience.

Ingo, maybe you could skip over all reports from bjarnig when you're
going over the bug list in Savannah?  When I draw my "git push" sword
again I will be willing to triage the reports he files.  On balance, I
find his reports a benefit to the project, even if things don't always
turn out his way (or mine).


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