[rescue] My Best Rescue to Date.. Ever
Charles Shannon Hendrix
shannon at widomaker.com
Sat Jan 21 09:53:14 CST 2006
Sat, 21 Jan 2006 @ 04:57 -0800, Devin L. Ganger said:
> At this point in time groff did in fact come with all the right macro
> sets to read the traditional format, so Mr. Hendrix's assertions aside,
> there was no legal/licensing or technical reason to silently switch the
But rest assured, there are some out there which have had to be worked
> Now, using the new formats for the entire man set on one of the BSDs I
> can quite understand (and indeed, structural markup formatting is a
> great reason to choose the new macros for an entire distro); I just
> don't think it's an appropriate thing to assume for a more generally
> available piece of software unless you take pains to point out what
> needs to be changed so that your man pages actually work.
But this is talking about something an app creator did.
The original posting (and some others) I responded to was implying
pretty strongly that the fault was with groff.
Since groff doesn't have a NIH problem, and tries very hard to be
compatible, I thought it needed defending.
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