[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [Groff] mdoc considered harmful

From: Kristaps Dzonsons
Subject: Re: [Groff] mdoc considered harmful
Date: Fri, 07 Mar 2014 21:13:50 +0100
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.7; rv:24.0) Gecko/20100101 Thunderbird/24.3.0

The result is pure hell for anyone trying to interpret the mess with
anything but groff itself.  I believe I am the only person who has
even tried this seriously.

I managed to handle almost all of it, because I am exceptionally good
at the kind of hacking required for the job. But not in fact all of it;
it's one of the major sources of the tiny percentage of pages that
doclifter chokes on and that cannot be fix-patched.

The effort required to get this far with mdoc was extreme even for
me. Thus I consider that effort very unlikely to be successfully
replicated - I doubt anyone else will have the stamina required.


reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]