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

From: Jorgen Grahn
Subject: Re: [Groff] diffmk for groff needs a new name
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2004 19:51:10 +0100
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On Mon Nov 22 10:12:00 2004, address@hidden 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

My choice. Lots of traditional roff tools have non-obvious names: refer,
pic, tbl, ... Also, I guess most people looking for this tool will do so
because they are looking for a port of diffmk.


  // Jörgen Grahn                  ¡Vamos a Tuva y Ross!
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