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Re: mdoc patch: accept any number of arguments for .Dd

From: Colin Watson
Subject: Re: mdoc patch: accept any number of arguments for .Dd
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 23:54:15 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.10.1 (2018-07-13)

On Thu, Jan 16, 2020 at 06:56:09PM +0100, Ingo Schwarze wrote:
> TLDR: The point is that i have seen several manuals in a number of
> different operating systems, both historical (around 1990) and modern
> (around 2020) that give one or two arguments to .Dd.  From the
> content of these arguments, it is obvious that they all expect the
> date to be passed through unchanged.  I don't recall ever having
> seen a manual page that passes one, two, or four arguments and
> expects the current behaviour of replacing the arguments with the
> date of formatting.

The behaviour change as described seems reasonable to me, although I
haven't reviewed the code.  However, is there some good reason why this
patch doesn't include a matching change to the documentation in

Colin Watson                                       [address@hidden]

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