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Re: Learning troff - where to start?

From: Federico Lucifredi
Subject: Re: Learning troff - where to start?
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2020 08:21:49 -0400

Hello Ingo,

> On Oct 14, 2020, at 7:10 AM, Ingo Schwarze <> wrote:
> Finally, there is an obvious, rather serious error.  I do not think
> misattribution should be taken lightly:
>  the man macro package, originally written by James Clark
> The correct statement is:
>  The man language first appeared as a macro package for the roff
>  typesetting system in Version 7 AT&T UNIX.  It was later rewritten
>  by James Clark as a macro package for groff.
> I'm not sure which member(s) of the Bell Labs originally designed
> and implemented the man(7) macros, but it clearly wasn't James Clark.

Interesting. As far as I can tell, the origin of that statement is in man 7 

I have no insight myself on the original authorship, just quoting from the 

Best -F

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