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Re: [Groff] mdoc: Additional "," from .Ex

From: Clarke Echols
Subject: Re: [Groff] mdoc: Additional "," from .Ex
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 15:16:31 -0700
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On 11/12/2014 03:00 PM, Werner LEMBERG wrote:

the mdoc macros display for

.Ex -std uuencode uudecode b64encode b64decode

      The uuencode, uudecode, b64encode, and b64decode utilities [...]

I think the "," before "and" is not intended.

It is intended.  There are various styles when to use a comma, and one
of the styles says that you should use one in an enumeration before
the final `and'.


Agreed.  I know of no case where having the comma there would decrease
readability.  More often than not it helps eliminate confusion, as I
mentioned earlier.


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