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Re: Warn about long lines

From: G. Branden Robinson
Subject: Re: Warn about long lines
Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2022 09:22:01 -0500

Hi Alex!

At 2022-08-28T15:03:29+0200, Alejandro Colomar wrote:
> On 8/27/22 20:02, G. Branden Robinson wrote:
> > At 2022-08-27T19:42:43+0200, Alejandro Colomar wrote:
> > > Although in this case it's for running groff(1)'s warnings, for
> > > which I'll need to run groff(1).
> > 
> > No, you're not running it for groff(1)'s warnings, you're running it
> > for the formatter's warnings.  The formatter is troff(1) and
> > groff(1) always runs it.
> Makes sense.  Good to know.  So, I prefer the explicit pipeline, so I
> know what really is going on.  I hope this will improve the quality of
> my bug reports, and my debugging abilities.

No worries there--I just don't want people to maintain misconceptions
about the respective tools' responsibilities.

> This width - 1 is a workaround for the issue I saw, but different from
> what man(1) does.  I wonder why all these workarounds exist.

Because of a design decision in tbl(1) that affected how grotty(1) had
to be written.

You have encountered Savannah #62471.


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