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[bug #57622] [PATCH] doc-old.tmac-u: Remove a superfluous "end of a macr

From: G. Branden Robinson
Subject: [bug #57622] [PATCH] doc-old.tmac-u: Remove a superfluous "end of a macro" (..)
Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2020 02:36:04 -0500 (EST)
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Follow-up Comment #2, bug #57622 (project groff):

I'm not sure I agree with this being closed.

My opinion:

The GNU roff codebase is not supposed to be a museum.

Our macro packages should exhibit exemplary style (literally, serve as good
examples) insofar as we are aware and able to make them.

If there is more value in keeping mdoc-old frozen as an exhibit than in
serving as macro package for formatting documents even if the user has the
warnings dialed way the hell up, then I submit that it would be better to drop
it from the groff distribution.  Let other implementations be in the
archaeological exhibit business.  Certainly there are plenty of moribund
SourceForge, GitHub, and even Apache Software Foundation projects
(<cough>Apache Open Office</cough>) fitting this description.

My preference would be to re-open the ticket and fix it.

Ingo and I have weighed in; would anyone else like to?


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