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Re: [Groff] .ss problem

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: [Groff] .ss problem
Date: Thu, 17 May 2001 12:51:03 +0200 (CEST)

> > Before fixing, a general question.  In Unix troff, .ss is ignored if
> > in nroff mode.  Shall GNU troff behave identically if compatibility
> > mode is on?  Does it really make sense to `cripple' GNU troff for
> > compatibility reasons?
> > 
> Not ignoring this request shouldn't hurt too much.
> OTOH, UNIX troff is inherently crippled, so why bother about a bad
> compatibility mode anyway? The standard groff mode, however, can be
> as neat as is possible. Maybe more people will realize that groff is
> the better troff mode.

The problem is the definition of `compatibility'.  I now think that
this should only be related to syntactical things, without imitating
the typesetting limitations.


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