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Re: [Groff] which refer(1) field to use for edition

From: Bob Diertens
Subject: Re: [Groff] which refer(1) field to use for edition
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2012 11:10:53 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 10:08:26AM +0100, Anton Shterenlikht wrote:
>       From address@hidden Fri Sep 14 01:02:45 2012
>       Anton --
>       On Thu, Sep 13, 2012, Anton Shterenlikht wrote:
>       > I need to add book edition to a refer database entry.
>       > There seems to be no dedicated edition field. Which
>       > field should I use?
>       If you're using mom, the edition field is %e.  Per MLA style, the
>       word "edition" is abbreviated and appended to the field, so
>         %e Second
>       not
>         %e Second edition
>       or
>         %e Second ed
> yes, sure, I read you manual (well, bits of it).
> And, by the way, your documentation is very good.
> What if I'm not using mom. What is the best
> way to have edition with refer and, say, ms
> macros?

The best way not depending on a particular macro-package is with %V,
as in

%A B.W. Kernighan
%A D.M. Ritchie
%T The C Programming Language
%V second edition
%I Prentice Hall
%C Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
%D 1988


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