[TUHS] custom NS and NE man(7) macros

Douglas McIlroy douglas.mcilroy at dartmouth.edu
Tue Sep 26 23:38:07 AEST 2023

> You didn't say, but I reckon this is a survey of man(7) macros that
> might be considered extensions?

My presentation was too cute for my own good. I pointed out the
consistency of xS/xE for various x. I apologized for EX/EE, which
varied from that form (as UR/UE did more recently), and I
questioned OQ/CQ, which utterly breaks it.

The intended point was that one should have a strong rationale
for deviating from established custom, and thereby fostering
mental overload.


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