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Re: "Writing my PhD using groff"

From: josh
Subject: Re: "Writing my PhD using groff"
Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2022 18:51:32 -0400

On Sunday, July 24, 2022, Larry McVoy <> wrote:
> Am I the only person who thinks that have *roff documentation in a
> different
> markup is crazy?
> I wrote a couple source management systems, this is like I was storing
> BitKeeper in Git.  That says I trust Git but not my own code.
> Has anyone proposed redoing the texinfo stuff in Groff?  If not, why not?

 Larry! Actually you proposed exactly that on this very mailing list in
2005 :-). I just happened to be reading through the archives last night...

If you read through the thread following the above message there’s a lot of
interesting commentary, which is still somehow just a relevant in 2022 as
it was in 2005.


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