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Re: [Groff] Hanging paragraphs in MM

From: Mike Bianchi
Subject: Re: [Groff] Hanging paragraphs in MM
Date: Tue, 1 Jun 2010 08:44:43 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.17+20080114 (2008-01-14)

On Tue, Jun 01, 2010 at 04:24:19PM +0400, Anton Shepelev wrote:
> Mike Bianchi:
> > Anton,
> > Could you just use  \  to continue the macro onto your next line?
> > 
> >     .MyMacro  FirstArg \
> >     All the text that is processed by  MyMacro FirstArg  follows.
> Thanks for the hint. I thought about it  and  con-
> sidered  it  a  sort  of  'quick  and  dirty' (not
> encouraging structured style)... Maybe I am wrong?
> Anton

I try to avoid hacking the long-standing macro packages because there are
almost always cases where _I_ have docs that depend on the buggy(?) behaviour
and thus will break with my "improvement".
And if not my own docs don't, I can bet someone else's do!

When I do need something special or "improved" then I make my own macro
and carry it around with me.  I have my own MM macros that I
have carried around for decades, going back to my days at Bell Labs.
I worked two floors up from the folks that created MM and was one of the
earliest users.  (stories upon request)

So if you don't want to use the  \  idea,
by all means create something of your own. 

 Mike Bianchi
 Foveal Systems

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