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Re: [Groff] refer question

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: [Groff] refer question
Date: Sun, 03 Apr 2005 10:25:40 +0200 (CEST)

> I think, if there's a problem with refer, it's the documentation.
> There's very little of it other than the manpage, and the manpage is
> a pure example of what can be both good and bad about manpages: it
> contains all the information you need, but in a form so terse you
> have to know the program before you can make sense of it.  Example:
>    Macro interface
>        Each  reference  starts  with  a call to the macro ]-.
> The manpage doesn't say you have to create ]- yourself, which,
> though self-explanatory once you grasp how refer works, would make
> the grasping of it faster.

Since I don't use refer actually, I would be glad if you can provide
patches so that the man page becomes better.


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