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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 11:13:39 -0400

Hello Ingo,

> On Oct 14, 2020, at 9:06 AM, Ingo Schwarze <> wrote:
> [..]
>> Interesting. As far as I can tell, the origin of that statement
>> is in man 7 groff_man:
> That document says:
>  The man macros used to generate man pages with groff
>  were written by James Clark.
> That is correct.
> You are saying:
>  For man pages, what you need is knowledge of the man macro package,
>  originally written by James Clark [...]
> That is a blatant misrepresentation.

No misrepresentation is intended. Be nice. 

> It is akin to talking about "the C programming language, invented
> by Richard M. Stallman, …"

I removed the “originally” bit, which I believe corrects the flaw (if I am 
reading you correctly). 

Best -F

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