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Re: [Groff] The future redux

From: Peter Schaffter
Subject: Re: [Groff] The future redux
Date: Sat, 8 Mar 2014 14:23:18 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Sat, Mar 08, 2014, Pierre-Jean wrote:
> Peter Schaffter <address@hidden> wrote:
> [ about heirloom troff paragraph at once adjustment ]
> > > I believe that Groff will face this kind of problems.
> >
> > FWIW, the mom macros solved this thorny some time ago.  I won't
> > say it was easy--I still recall the hair-pulling six weeks I spent
> > getting it right.  And, to be honest, I'm not sure the mom solution
> > is 100% robust, though no one has ever reported a problem.  And,
> > again being honest, when I look at the macros these days, I'm not
> > certain even I can untangle all the hoops I had to jump through. :)
> Do you mean that you've worked on mom so that it can be used
> with heirloom troff and its paragraph at once adjustment
> activated ?

No.  I meant that the problem of outputting footnotes on the correct
page when they're embedded in diversions that span pages had been
addressed in mom.  I wasn't refering to interoperability with HT's
par-at-once, rather suggesting that if groff were to implement something
similar, partial solutions to the issue you raise might be found in
mom's way of attacking the problem.
Peter Schaffter

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