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[groff] 01/31: groff_man*(7): Fix content nits.

From: G. Branden Robinson
Subject: [groff] 01/31: groff_man*(7): Fix content nits.
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2022 01:26:01 -0400 (EDT)

gbranden pushed a commit to branch master
in repository groff.

commit a7c8d0fb9569ea2486c9ead838d27d57220ecd03
Author: G. Branden Robinson <>
AuthorDate: Fri Aug 5 12:46:03 2022 -0500

    groff_man*(7): Fix content nits.
    Strictly, no macro ever accepts any arguments "on the next line" (use of
    input line continuation notwithstanding).  We already refer to input
    traps in this document so be equally candid here.
    Also, push more usage advice into groff_man_style(7).
 tmac/ | 22 +++++++---------------
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 15 deletions(-)

diff --git a/tmac/ b/tmac/
index 8230c64f1..7c2fd0ac4 100644
--- a/tmac/
+++ b/tmac/
@@ -1689,36 +1689,28 @@ escape sequences in subsection \(lqPortability\(rq 
 Unlike the above font style macros,
-the font style alternation macros below accept only arguments on the
-same line as the macro call.
+the font style alternation macros below set no input traps;
+they must be given arguments to have effect.
 Italic corrections are applied as appropriate.
-If space is required within one of the arguments,
+If a space is required within an argument,
 first consider whether the same result could be achieved with as much
-clarity by using the single-style macros on separate input lines.
+clarity by using single-style macros on separate input lines.
 When it cannot,
 double-quote an argument containing embedded space characters.
 Setting all three different styles within a word
 presents challenges;
 it is possible with the
 .B \ec
 .B \ef
 escape sequences,
-see subsection \(lqPortability\(rq
-.MR groff_man_style @MAN7EXT@
-for approaches.
-below for caveats.
+but see subsection \(lqPortability\(rq
+below for approaches.

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