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Re: [Groff] Divert into string variable

From: Tadziu Hoffmann
Subject: Re: [Groff] Divert into string variable
Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2014 21:10:27 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

> Yes.  But does this say that the diverted data can be accessed via \*(xx?

It shouldn't be done.  Whether it *can* be done is an implementation
detail.  In many languages you can create interesting effects by
writing to an array with an out-of-bounds index.  That doesn't mean
it *should* be done, and it's also not something usually advertised
in language tutorials.

> (As I said this is done in historical mdoc but does not work reliable.)

Then mdoc is buggy and should be fixed.  ("Not work reliable" is a
different expression for "it's badly programmed".)

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