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UTP Revisited: scoping the project

From: Larry Kollar
Subject: UTP Revisited: scoping the project
Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2020 00:55:57 -0400

To be honest, I can’t believe over a fourth of my life has gone by since we 
started the

Now, with sources where everyone can grab them, maybe we should talk about what 
want to do for UTP Revisited. These are just off the top of my head:

-  Update Chapter 3 to cover Vim (including gvim)
-  Update Chapter 4 to cover groff (and Heirloom and Neatroff, listing the most 
-  Update Chapter 5 (-ms) and Chapter 6 (-mm) with groff extensions.
-  New chapter: Ways to work with other file formats, with the goal of getting 
content into
   [gt]roff. Cover conversion utilities such as pandoc and lowdown. I’ll take 
this one at least
   to first draft… maybe I’ll throw in a plug for Tines as a groff-friendly 
outliner, LOL.
-  Where DWB is mentioned, point out that some utilities (like pic) are part of 
the standard
   distributions now, and mention replacements for other DWB utilities. (Or has 
DWB been

Should we talk about newer groff macro packages like -mom? What about utilities 
preprocessors? I think preconv is a must, do we want to at least mention grap 
or groffer?

Do we want to cover lighter editors, such as pico, nano, or joe?

What about “upstart" scripting languages such as Perl or Python?

OK, that’s all I have, and I’m up way past bedtime. Does anyone else have ideas 
what should be in an updated UTP?

— Larry

*This implies updating the macros to work with non-groff formatters, and that 
is deliberate on my part.

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