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Re: [Groff] Mission statement, second draft

From: Peter Schaffter
Subject: Re: [Groff] Mission statement, second draft
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2014 23:34:20 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Tue, Mar 18, 2014, Eric S. Raymond wrote:
> > Peter Schaffter <address@hidden>:
> > If groff is as powerful as TeX while being one tenth the size,
> > why on earth does the author dismiss it out-of-hand as weirdly
> > retrotech?  
> That's not a mystery to me.  If it stays one to you, we have a
> problem; you can't plan to do anything effective against that
> perception if you don't understand it.

The question was more one of those lift your hands to heaven and
cry "Why, god, oh why?" ejaculations than a real question.

I know the reasons for groff's reputation.  And I know a thing or
two about combatting it.  It's called mom. :)

Peter Schaffter

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