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Re: .SPACE in mom

From: Peter Schaffter
Subject: Re: .SPACE in mom
Date: Thu, 11 Nov 2021 12:31:56 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.9.4 (2018-02-28)

On Thu, Nov 11, 2021, Steve Izma wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 10, 2021 at 08:50:29PM -0500, Douglas McIlroy wrote:
> > Subject: Re: .SPACE in mom
> > 
> > .sp |d, where d is some vertical distance, provides that much
> > space from the top of the page above any immediately following
> > text. The nominal height of such text is the line spacing,
> > \n[.v].
> While I think that this helps to clarify the use of "|" in .sp, I
> suggest that it's important to show that ".sp |d" is essentially
> a "vertical move to" instruction.

Reflecting on this, I feel Steve is right--all the more reason to
get .sp |d (or some modification thereof) to behave as such: "move
to the (precise, unambiguous, and unqualified) vertical position
given as an argument."

Peter Schaffter

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