[rescue] My Best Rescue to Date.. Ever

der Mouse mouse at Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA
Thu Jan 19 10:54:02 CST 2006

> [...manpages using -mandoc instead of -mdoc...]
> As far as I could tell, there was no good reason for changing which
> macros they were using, other than NIH.

Actually, there is: all the same reasons why it's better to write (in
TeX) \emphasis{...} instead of {\bf ...} when you mean emphasis, or
\chapterheading{...} instead of \centerline{\biggrm ...} for a chapter
heading, or the analogs in any other markup language.

".Op Fl x" is, similarly, better than (say) ".BR [ -x ]" (or whatever
you'd use in the old paradigm - I've forgotten).

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