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Re: [groff] Spooky action at a distance in line adjustment...sometimes

From: Colin Watson
Subject: Re: [groff] Spooky action at a distance in line adjustment...sometimes
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2018 14:40:42 +0100
User-agent: NeoMutt/20170113 (1.7.2)

On Wed, Jun 27, 2018 at 12:39:47PM +0100, Ralph Corderoy wrote:
> Hi Doug,
> > But it soon became old hat and people migrated back to ragged right
> > margins, which may not look as neat from afar, but also seem to be
> > easier to read both because of even spacing and because the variable
> > margin provides distinguishablility to help a reader track vertical
> > position on the page.
> Right.  That's why I have `--nj' in the MANOPT environment variable.
> I'm surprised more distributions don't turn off justification by default
> as most users are unaware that man(1) might have a configuration option.
> Colin?

Mostly conservatism, I guess.  I personally prefer full justification in
manual pages, but probably just because I've got used to it over the
years, and I only added the options in 2009

There's no good (i.e. configuration-file-based) way for a distribution
to change the default.  Could you file a bug report for me as a

Colin Watson                                       address@hidden

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