[TUHS] groff_man question
doug at cs.dartmouth.edu
Wed Jul 10 04:29:26 AEST 2019
I wouldn't call it an error, merely a misleading sentence. .EX/.EE is,
after all, an extension in Gnu, albeit not original to Gnu. And I
didn't intend to impugn anybody. The sentence, "Ingo Schwarze stated
incorrectly" was apparently slipped into the quotation to provide
missing context. I do appreciate, however, how quickly the
inexactness was repaired.
| Doug McIlroy wrote on Mon, Jul 08, 2019 at 11:17:32PM -0400:
| > Ingo Schwarze stated incorrectly:
| >> EE This is a non-standard GNU extension. In mandoc(1), it does the
| >> same as the roff(7) fi request (switch to fill mode).
| >> EX This is a non-standard GNU extension. In mandoc(1), it does the
| >> same as the roff(7) nf request (switch to no-fill mode).
| > "Gnu extension" should be read as "extension adopted by Gnu".
| > .EX/.EE was introduced in 9th Edition Unix.
| Thank you for pointing out the error, i corrected the manual page
| in OpenBSD and in portable mandoc, see the commit below.
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