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Re: [Groff] Question about .substring

From: Ralph Corderoy
Subject: Re: [Groff] Question about .substring
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:26:58 +0000

Hi Ingo,

> you force every other implementation to follow, so everybody loses.

No, it might apply a little pressure to do so, but I'd assume groff and
most other implementations wouldn't follow.  :-)

> While i like some aspects of Perl, lets not adopt the "there's more
> than one way to do it" abomination into roff.  A concise, consistent
> user interface is an asset.

Indeed.  Which is why Python trumped Perl at the end of the day;  one
has to read others' code.

Cheers, Ralph.

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