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[groff] 32/46: groff_mdoc(7): Tweak `Dd`, `Dt` discussion.

From: G. Branden Robinson
Subject: [groff] 32/46: groff_mdoc(7): Tweak `Dd`, `Dt` discussion.
Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2022 04:32:36 -0500 (EST)

gbranden pushed a commit to branch master
in repository groff.

commit c055e87d9be6e12150669804b4e4b4a71dabc06b
Author: G. Branden Robinson <>
AuthorDate: Sun Dec 4 00:41:01 2022 -0600

    groff_mdoc(7): Tweak `Dd`, `Dt` discussion.
    * Use "topic" instead of "page-topic" as metasyntactic variable, to
      align better with recent groff_man*(7) changes.
    * Tighten wording (what's a non-full four-digit year?).
    * Mark "," in historical date format as literal.
 tmac/ | 12 ++++++------
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

diff --git a/tmac/ b/tmac/
index ec289d23f..48d283ddb 100644
--- a/tmac/
+++ b/tmac/
@@ -625,10 +625,10 @@ to construct a man page from the following template.
 .Bd -literal -offset indent
 \&.\e" The following commands are required for all man pages.
 \&.Dd date
-\&.Dt page-topic [section-identifier [volume-name]]
+\&.Dt topic [section-identifier [volume-name]]
 \&.Os [package-or-operating system [version-or-release]]
 \&.Sh Name
-\&.Nm page-topic
+\&.Nm topic
 \&.Nd summary-description
 \&.\e" The next heading is used in sections 2 and 3.
 \&.\e" .Sh Library
@@ -825,7 +825,7 @@ Historically,
 .Ar date
 was written in U.S.\& traditional format,
-.Em Month day , year
+.Em Month day Li , Em year
 .Em Month
@@ -834,7 +834,7 @@ is the full month name in English,
 an integer without a leading zero,
 .Ar year
-the full four-digit year.
+the four-digit year.
 This localism is not enforced,
@@ -857,9 +857,9 @@ manuals to automatically insert the current date when 
 This macro is neither callable nor parsed.
-.It Li .Dt Ar page-topic Op Ar section-identifier Op Ar section-name
+.It Li .Dt Ar topic Op Ar section-identifier Op Ar section-name
-.Ar page-topic
+.Ar topic
 is the subject of the man page.

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