Subject: bin/8287: mandoc adds hyphens in .Bl lists
To: None <>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 08/29/1999 01:35:44
>Number:         8287
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       mandoc adds hyphens in .Bl lists
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    bin-bug-people (Utility Bug People)
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sun Aug 29 01:35:01 1999
>Originator:     Curt Sampson
Curt Sampson  <>   917 532 4208   De gustibus, aut bene aut nihil.
The most widely ported operating system in the world:
>Release:        NetBSD-current as of august 1999.
System: NetBSD 1.4K NetBSD 1.4K (7THSUN) #12: Mon Aug 23 01:30:47 EDT 1999 sparc

The .Bl macro appears to add a hyphen to the front of single-letter tags
regardless of the type of the block. (Instinctively, one would think it
would do it only with the -dash option, not with, say, -tag.
"man msgs"
Dunno. Needs a mandoc guru.