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Re: pkg/48640: Many lang/tcl man pages fail to render correctly
The following reply was made to PR pkg/48640; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Thomas Klausner <wiz%netbsd.org@localhost>
To: Ingo Schwarze <schwarze%usta.de@localhost>
Cc: gnats-bugs%netbsd.org@localhost, Havard Eidnes <he%netbsd.org@localhost>,
Kai-Uwe Eckhardt <kuehro%gmx.de@localhost>
Subject: Re: pkg/48640: Many lang/tcl man pages fail to render correctly
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2014 19:23:05 +0100
On Sat, Mar 08, 2014 at 10:35:05PM +0100, Ingo Schwarze wrote:
> With these patches, mandoc no longer loses part of the content, but
> displays everything in a very readable form. The output from mandoc
> still differs from groff output because the page uses some more
> features that mandoc doesn't implement (arithmetic calculations in
> assignments to number registers, width measurements, and redefinitions
> of tabulator positions). Incidentally, the mandoc output even looks
> better now than the groff output, even though the groff output
> follows more closely what the formatting instructions say. Part
> of the groff output is crowded very uglily into a narrow column on
> the far right of the terminal, which is not likely to be what the
> author intended; there must be some oversight in the macros doing
> the width calculations on the author's part, at least regarding the
> terminal output case.
> Feel free to contact me directly or via <discuss%mdocml.bsd.lv@localhost>
> for any feedback or questions, or if you would like to see a
> public mandoc-1.12.4 release including these patches such that
> you can more easily update your system.
If it's not asking too much, I'd like to see such a release.
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