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Re: Learning troff - where to start?

From: Federico Lucifredi
Subject: Re: Learning troff - where to start?
Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2020 14:33:09 -0400

Hi James

> On Oct 14, 2020, at 12:08 PM, James K. Lowden <> 
> wrote:
> On Wed, 14 Oct 2020 11:13:39 -0400
> Federico Lucifredi <> wrote:
>>> For man pages, what you need is knowledge of the man macro package,
>>> originally written by James Clark [...]
>> I removed the ?originally? bit, which I believe corrects the flaw (if
>> I am reading you correctly). 
> If I may, why not just strike the whole phrase?  For your purpose, does
> it matter who wrote the man macros?  That information is easily
> obtained directly from the groff documentation.  
> groff is written in C++, designed by Bjarne Stroustrup of Bell Labs ….

:-). we are editing a 10-year-old blog, the exercise has reached diminishing 
returns. I wanted to correct the flaw Ingo pointed out, as it could be read to 
imply something factually incorrect (creator vs implementor), but otherwise I 
feel like it is better to leave old writings as immutable and pen new ones. 

> --jkl

Best -F2

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