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Re: [Groff] diffmk for groff needs a new name

From: Larry McVoy
Subject: Re: [Groff] diffmk for groff needs a new name
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2004 07:37:48 -0800
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On Mon, Nov 22, 2004 at 10:12:00AM -0500, M Bianchi wrote:
> Folks,
> I'm working with Werner to contribute a diffmk-like command to the groff set,
> and he and I agree that it is probably a good idea to give it a new name since
> there other things that call themselves  diffmk  that are incompabable in one
> why or another.  For example the  diffmk  in found in is for
> XML, and the one which is part of AIX has a very different option model.
> So the question to the group is, what should a diffmk for the groff package be
> called?  Considered so-far:
>       gdiffmk         implies GNU, but does not point to roff
>       roffdiff        could be confused with diff?
>       roffdiffmk      a long name, but more self-documenting
>       diffmkroff      the old verb-noun vs. noun-verb debate ...
> Other suggestions and discussion please.
> -- 
>  Mike Bianchi
>  Foveal Systems
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