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Re: Reverting various commits

From: Ingo Schwarze
Subject: Re: Reverting various commits
Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2021 20:34:43 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.12.2 (2019-09-21)


replying to myself because i figured out the remaining question,
such that others don't need to waste their time explaining...

Ingo Schwarze wrote on Mon, Jun 28, 2021 at 03:53:48PM +0200:

> I'm not yet quite sure what is going on in groff_man(7).  My impression
> right now is that by default, for example with
>   groff -man -Tascii man/
> it no longer prints three blank lines before the beginning of the
> "Name" section and before the page footer line.

commit 2278d6ed67c8d85b021c9db35ecb2c44f5d19ae6.

So yes, it is deliberate.

Branden has been doing so much work lately (which is very good,
thank you for doing all that work) that i didn't quite keep up with
it (which is not that good, sorry about that).

> I actually like
> that change and i am quite willing to adjust mandoc to do the same
> because these additional two times two blank lines, IMHO, served
> little purpose in terminal output and mostly wasted screen real
> estate.  Besides, i like making mdoc(7) and man(7) style more similar
> to each other.
> But i'd like to confirm this is an intentional change before
> picking it up for mandoc(1), too.

I'll do the same in mandoc soon.


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