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Re: [Groff] Future direction of groff

From: Eric S. Raymond
Subject: Re: [Groff] Future direction of groff
Date: Sat, 8 Feb 2014 22:18:57 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

Tadziu Hoffmann <address@hidden>:
> > I'd miss pic, though.  I like pic.  I'd like to decouple pic
> > from troff and save it.
> Do you think you could accept graphviz/dot as a replacement?
> It "feels" similar, and it produces (among others) svg and pdf.

Maybe.  One advantage pic has is that it's better for producing 
box-and-arrow diagrams with a specified spatial layout, as opposed
to an automatically generated one.

There's a pic2svg already in existence.
                <a href="";>Eric S. Raymond</a>

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