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Re: Using tbl(1) for structure definitions

From: G. Branden Robinson
Subject: Re: Using tbl(1) for structure definitions
Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2022 16:02:41 -0500

At 2022-08-13T16:26:43-0400, James K. Lowden wrote:
> Ingo Schwarze <> wrote:
> > The reason is not that mandoc tbl(7) to HTML conversion is bad but
> > that a structure display *is not tabular data*.
> Ingo's point is irrefutable.

Oh yeah?  Prove it!  ;-)

> The goal of better output for structure definitions is salubrious.
> What is considered problematic currently, and what is Alejandro's goal,
> in terms of output?
> I've seen a lot of discussion about using tbl(1) to that end, but I
> don't recall a "white paper" laying out the problem statement and
> rationale for that particular solution. 

The discussion started on the linux-man list in the course of a patch

I presented multiple alternatives.


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