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Re: [Groff] space width

From: Dave Kemper
Subject: Re: [Groff] space width
Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2014 07:06:34 -0600

> '.cu' doesn't do what any sane person
> would expect it to do for PostScript output

I understand the need for backwards compatibility, but I more and more
find myself wishing groff had a global option to choose between "follow
historical usage" and "be sane."  For someone in 2014 writing a new groff
document, there is zero advantage to, for example, having calculations
treat addition and multiplication as the same precedence, or any of a
dozen other little pitfalls that exist solely for compatibility with a
1970s back end.

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