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Re: [Groff] Coming back with my crazy macros !

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: [Groff] Coming back with my crazy macros !
Date: Tue, 05 Jun 2001 09:56:09 +0200 (CEST)

>      I don't use the .ss request any longer, because of the bug.

Fixed in the current snapshot -- as soon as Gaius has fixed the
security bugs in grohtml I'll release 1.17.1.

>      You may think it isn't useful, since .unformat does the same
>      thing, but it isn't true (I don't think that you can use the
>      .it input trap between each word of a paragraph after
>      .unformat).

Correct.  BTW, have you tried the `.de xx yy' solution

  .de ^(
  .  de x ^)
  .  ti \\$1
  .de ^)

and working with output traps?

>   b) The algorithm to format a paragraph should be faster, more
>   intelligent: It won't try several dispositions in a stupid manner
>   before choosing one.  It will print the paragraph, deciding 'on
>   the fly' to print some lines in the normal way, and deciding 'on
>   the fly' to print several successive lines backwards (from right
>   to left and from down to up).  Don't tell me it isn't possible; it
>   is...

I'm very interested to see your results!


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