I once asked Brian Kernighan about style and diction. His
response was rather uncomplimentary; it's net meaning was
"don't bother with them".
As I recall, wwb was style, diction, maybe one or two other
related programs, and the ditroff suite: troff, tbl, eqn, pic,
and various macro packages. For the troff stuff, you're
better off with groff, anyway.
From: "Steve Simon"
Date: Mon, 8 Nov 2004 06:44:52 0000
Anyone know the status of the writers workbench (WWB)
which was a seperate package even in System III days
I know about style and diction which was shipped with BSD4.1
which (again wooly memory) was an early subset of the
whole wwb package.
I was hoping to compile it up and use it to help me
improve my written English!