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Re: [groff] Skip the stripper?

From: Doug McIlroy
Subject: Re: [groff] Skip the stripper?
Date: Fri, 09 Mar 2018 09:52:29 -0500
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I wholeheartedly support eliminating the stripper. It's an
unnecessary step that complicates understanding and maintaining
the distribution package. And to an even greater degree it
obfuscates code that users (who have no interest in the arcana
of maintenance) may want to consult to unravel fine points or
bugs in macro packages. The only argument for stripping is
a supposed efficiency gain, which I suspect is too minute to

But the stripper should not be dropped solely--or even partly--

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